Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors after a driver suffered severe injuries after crashing his car into a wall in Waukegan Friday morning, police said.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 1:45 a.m. Friday to the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 Lincoln Center, 1201 North Sheridan Road in Waukegan.
Fire crews were dispatched for a report of a car that caught fire after striking a brick wall in front of the property.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said the vehicle was occupied by only the driver.
Paramedics transported the male driver to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The victim suffered severe injuries, Florip said, adding that he is still alive.
Florip said that speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. The driver was also not wearing his seatbelt.
Witnesses told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the car crashed into a brick wall along Sheridan Road.
“[The] car was demolished, and the brick wall heavily damaged,” one witness said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department.