A head-on crash left three people seriously injured, including a 3-year-old child, on Route 53 in Long Grove Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Long Grove Fire Protection District responded around 3:20 p.m. Friday to Route 53 and Schaeffer Road in Long Grove for a report of a traffic crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said sheriff’s deputies arrived and located two vehicles that collided head-on.
A preliminary investigation shows a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz, driven by a 24-year-old Waukegan woman, was traveling northbound on Route 53.
The driver crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic and struck a southbound 2009 Honda Accord, driven by a 34-year-old Hanover Park woman, head-on.
Covelli said it is possible the driver of the Chevrolet swerved to avoid a different vehicle turning left onto Schaeffer Road.
The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical, life-threatening injuries.
She currently remains in the hospital with serious injuries that are no longer believed to be life-threatening, Covelli said.
Two passengers in the Chevrolet, a 3-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man, both Waukegan residents, were transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries and declined transport to a hospital.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.