A Lake County sheriff’s deputy and a woman were seriously injured after the deputy’s squad car collided with another vehicle while responding to a call in Beach Park.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 9:42 p.m. Saturday of a person armed with a knife trying to break into a home in the 13400 block of Victoria Lane in Beach Park.
One of the sheriff’s deputies responding to the call was traveling westbound on Wadsworth Road, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.
The sheriff’s deputy’s squad car collided with a southbound Nissan Rogue, driven by a 28-year-old woman, in the intersection of Wadsworth Road and Green Bay Road in Beach Park.
The collision caused the Nissan to strike an eastbound Honda Civic, driven by a 19-year-old woman, Covelli said.
The sheriff’s deputy and the driver of the Nissan were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of Honda and its passenger, a 13-year-old girl, did not appear to have any injuries.
Covelli said the Lake County Sheriff’s Office requested the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) to respond and conduct an independent investigation.
The investigation remains ongoing by the Major Crash Assistance Team.