A Waukegan woman is facing multiple charges for a head-on crash in Long Grove that left multiple people seriously injured, including a 3-year-old child, who was improperly restrained.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Long Grove Fire Protection District responded around 3:20 p.m. on March 18 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.
Angelica Ramirez, 24, of Waukegan, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz northbound on Route 53.
Ramirez 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 Ramirez swerved to avoid a different vehicle turning left onto Schaeffer Road.
Ramirez was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical, life-threatening injuries.
She currently remains in the hospital with serious injuries and her condition is improving, Covelli said Thursday.
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.
Ramirez failed to properly restrain the 3-year-old child, Covelli said. The woman also was driving with no insurance and driving on a suspended license.
Ramirez has been charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to properly restrain a child under the age of 8, driving with a suspended driver’s license and driving without insurance.
She is scheduled to appear in court on April 4.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.