Police performed CPR on a man and paramedics rushed him to the hospital in critical condition after he was found crushed underneath a car he was repairing near Grayslake.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 2 p.m. Tuesday to the 33800 block of North Oak Street in unincorporated Grayslake.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies received a call for a man stuck underneath a vehicle.
A neighbor of the victim heard a loud crash and went outside to investigate.
The neighbor found the victim, a 52-year-old man, unresponsive underneath a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The neighbor called 911 and sheriff’s deputies arrived and confirmed the victim was not breathing, Covelli said.
Deputies performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived and took over.
The man was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The victim suffered critical injuries that are life-threatening, Covelli said.
A preliminary investigation showed the man was changing a transmission filter on his Chevrolet.
He is believed to have raised the front end of his car by driving onto a decorative rock — ordinarily used in retaining walls.
While working underneath the car, the vehicle came off the rocks and crushed the victim, Covelli said.
The incident remains under investigation but the sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play to be a factor.