A 57-year-old man was hospitalized with critical injuries after his SUV struck parked cars and then crashed head-on into a sedan in North Chicago, police said.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department were called around 4:10 p.m. Sunday to the area of 10th Street and Adams Street on the border of Waukegan and North Chicago.
North Chicago Police Department Management Analyst Freddrick Diez told Lake and McHenry County Scanner officers arrived to find a four-vehicle crash.
An investigation showed a Jeep SUV was traveling westbound on 10th Street near Adams Street.
The Jeep collided with two cars parked at Gonzalez Quick Wash, located at 942 Adams Street, which is on the Waukegan side of the border.
The investigation showed the Jeep continued traveling and struck a sedan, which was traveling eastbound on 10th Street, Diez said.
The two vehicles come to rest on the south side of 10th Street.
A 911 caller initially reported a pedestrian was struck by one of the vehicles involved.
It was later determined the injured victim found on the ground was actually the driver of the Jeep and not a pedestrian. He was not ejected from his vehicle, Diez said.
The driver of the Jeep, a 57-year-old man, was critically injured in the crash.
Paramedics transported him to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan for treatment of his injuries.
Diez said the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.
The roadway was shut down for several hours while the investigation was conducted.
The cause of the crash still remains under investigation by MCAT and the North Chicago Police Department.