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Two Good Samaritans rescue man who drove truck into lake in Lake in the Hills

Photo sent to Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
Photo sent to Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A man who drove his pickup truck into a lake in Lake in the Hills was rescued by two Good Samaritans Sunday afternoon, police said.

The Northwest Herald reported that at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, the Lake in the Hills Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue was called to Rakow Road between Virginia Road and Pingree Road for a report of a truck that drove off the roadway into a lake.

When police arrived they found the driver of a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, a 62-year-old man, on the shore of the lake on the south side of the street. He was transported by ambulance to Sherman Hospital for his injuries in unknown condition.

Photo sent to Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
Photo sent to Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Police said that witnesses told them the pickup truck was driving westbound on Rakow Road and then crossed over the median into the eastbound lanes before going down the grassy hill and into the lake. Two people helped rescue the driver from his truck before it was submerged in water.

Police did not say what caused the driver to drive off the road.


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