A father of four kids from Round Lake Park is improving after fighting for his life in the ICU following a serious vehicle crash on Route 12 in North Barrington last month.
The crash happened around 2:10 p.m. on July 8 at Route 12 and Wynstone Drive in North Barrington.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived and found a Chevrolet Traverse and a Toyota Prius involved, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ari Briskman.
The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of Route 12 and both cars sustained heavy damage.
A preliminary investigation at the time showed the driver of the Chevrolet, a 20-year-old North Barrington woman, was turning northbound onto Route 12 when the Toyota, which was traveling southbound on Route 12, struck her vehicle.
The collision caused the Chevrolet to roll over onto its side.
Paramedics transported the driver of the Toyota, a 47-year-old Round Lake Park man, to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with major injuries, Briskman said.
The driver and a passenger of the Chevrolet, a 13-year-old North Barrington girl, were both transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with minor injuries.
The driver of the Toyota, John Sanders, was in the intensive care unit for a week and a half “fighting for his life,” his wife told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
Sanders underwent two brain surgeries and also broke his neck in three places.
Aiza Virginia Sanders said her family needs financial help as she is on unpaid leave from work as she takes care of their five-year-old daughter and visits her husband in the hospital.
John Sanders’ condition has improved and he began undergoing rehabilitation late last month while he remains hospitalized at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Aiza Sanders said her husband is expected to be released on Friday and she will have to take care of him at home until he recovers.
The woman created a GoFundMe account to raise money for their medical expenses and other bills.