Seven people were taken to area hospitals after a car crossed into opposite lanes of traffic, causing a five-vehicle crash in Gurnee Thursday evening, police said.
The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 5 p.m. Thursday to North Delany Road and Porett Drive in Gurnee for a report of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries.
Emergency crews arrived and located multiple vehicles with significant damage, Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said.
The initial investigation shows a 2019 Honda sedan, driven by a 32-year-old Waukegan man, was traveling southbound on Delany Road when it crossed the center line and entered oncoming traffic.
The Honda crashed into a 2006 Nissan sedan, causing it to roll over, Gaylor said.
The Honda continued traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Delany Road and crashed into two other vehicles.
A fifth vehicle hit debris lying in the roadway, Gaylor said.
Additional ambulances were requested from the Newport Township Fire Protection District and Waukegan Fire Department, according to fire radio traffic.
A total of four ambulances responded to the scene.
Paramedics transported seven people to area hospitals including Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.
All seven people had non-life-threatening injuries, Gaylor added.
All lanes of Delany Road were closed for approximately one hour while emergency crews worked the scene.
Additional information is not immediately available as Gurnee police actively investigate the crash.