The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is investigating after a 39-year-old pedestrian was knocked unconscious after being struck by a car near a busy intersection Monday in Vernon Hills.
The Vernon Hills Police Department and Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 6:44 p.m. Monday to Butterfield Road south of Route 60 for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
Vernon Hills Police Officer Jeff Hemesath said that a preliminary investigation shows the 39-year-old pedestrian was struck in the right lane of southbound Buttefield Road near the Canadian National railroad tracks.
The driver immediately stopped and rendered aid, Hemesath said. The pedestrian was unconscious and transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. The victim is expected to survive with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team was assisting Vernon Hills police at the scene for several hours investigating the incident.
“Neither alcohol, nor drugs are suspected to be factors. No citations have been issued and the crash remains under investigation,” Hemesath said.