A student was pinned between two vehicles after a car hit him in the parking lot of the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. He was flown to the hospital by helicopter.
The McHenry County College Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 1:58 p.m. Sunday to McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
An instructor of a motorcycle class was driving his personal Jeep in the parking lot of the college after class when he “hit the gas,” which sent several pedestrians running, according to a family member of the victim.
The family member told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that their nephew, who is a student of the instructor, was not able to get out of the way in time and was struck by the Jeep.
The collision caused the male victim to become pinned between the Jeep that hit him and a parked Ford Ranger.
Firefighters arrived to find the man had been freed from the two vehicles and was lying on the ground.
Paramedics transported the victim to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was called to the helipad at the hospital and the victim was transferred from the ambulance to the helicopter.
The helicopter then flew the victim to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, which is a level one trauma center.
The man’s family said he is in stable condition after suffering two fractured hips and other injuries.
It is unclear if the driver of the Jeep was cited or charged.
McHenry County College Police Chief J.C. Paez said he did not immediately have information to release on the incident. Lake and McHenry County Scanner is awaiting comment from school representatives.