A 45-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he intentionally ran in front of a pickup truck and was struck Wednesday morning in Gages Lake, sheriff’s officials said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday to Gages Lake Road and Almond Road in Gages Lake for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle with injuries.
A 45-year-old man, who does not have a permanent address, was found by sheriff’s deputies suffering from serious injuries. The man was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he is being treated and will go through a mental health evaluation.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a 2007 Dodge pickup truck, driven by a 64-year-old Grayslake man, was traveling westbound on Gages Lake Road approaching Almond Road.
“As the driver traveled westbound, the pedestrian quickly ran from the north side of the roadway and stopped directly in the path of the Dodge. It appears the pedestrian intentionally ran in front of the vehicle in a self-harm attempt,” Covelli said.
The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured and the roadway was reopened around 40 minutes later. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.