A 45-year-old man was seriously injured and remains hospitalized after authorities say he reportedly jumped in front of a car and was struck by the vehicle in North Chicago.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 9:32 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Winter Avenue in North Chicago for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
North Chicago Community Information Coordinator Hombre Darby told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers arrived to find a victim down in the street on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The victim was awake at the scene but unable to communicate due to his injuries.
The victim was initially unidentified because he had no identification on him, Darby said.
Paramedics transported the victim to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Medical personnel at the hospital tentatively identified him as a 45-year-old man but are working to confirm.
Darby said the vehicle involved, a white 2018 Tesla 3, was only occupied by the driver, a 27-year-old man.
The driver told investigators he was traveling westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when he believed the victim jumped into the street, causing the collision.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was requested due to the severity of the injuries.
The victim was transferred to the intensive care unit with significant head trauma, Darby said.
The incident remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department and MCAT.