A 14-year-old boy was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car while riding a scooter in Round Lake Beach Thursday afternoon, police said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 3:29 p.m. Thursday to Civic Center Way and Rollins Road.
Round Lake Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Wayne Wilde Jr. said a 14-year-old male juvenile was riding a non-motorized scooter on Civic Center Way north of Rollins Road.
The teen drove into the roadway and was struck by a passing vehicle.
A preliminary investigation shows the vehicle had the right of way and was unable to avoid hitting the juvenile, Wilde said.
The boy was transported from the scene by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
He was later transferred by helicopter to Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
His official condition was not immediately unknown.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene after the crash and consented to blood and urine testing, Wilde said.
Investigators do not believe intoxication or impairment played a role in the incident.
The Round Lake Beach Police Department requested the assistance of the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County to investigate.