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2 hospitalized after van hits motorcycle in Zion

File Photo | Photo: Zion Police Department

Two teens riding on a motorcycle were hospitalized after a van pulled out and hit them in Zion Thursday afternoon, police said.

The Zion Fire Rescue Department and Zion Police Department responded around 2:30 p.m. Thursday to the 2600 block of Lewis Avenue for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Police said that a preliminary investigation indicated a 2005 Chrysler van was traveling southbound on Lewis Avenue.

The van attempted to make a turn eastbound onto 27th Street when it struck a motorcycle, which was traveling northbound on Lewis Avenue at 27th Street.

The motorcycle was driven by a 19-year-old Zion man and had an 18-year-old Winthrop Harbor woman riding as a passenger.

Police said that the motorcycle operator was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with non-life-threatening injuries.

The female passenger was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with minor injuries. The driver of the van was not injured.

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Police initially described the crash as a “serious accident” and said that all lanes of Lewis Avenue between 26th Street and 29th Street were closed for the investigation.

The cause of the crash was not released and police said the incident remains under investigation.

The roadway was reopened around 4:10 p.m. Thursday.

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