Two women were injured and trapped inside a car after an elderly driver hit a sign and reversed at a high speed before hitting a tree and rolling over at a grocery store in Gurnee.
The Gurnee Fire Department and Gurnee Police Department responded around 11 a.m. Thursday to the Jewel-Osco, 6509 West Grand Avenue in Gurnee, for a vehicle crash with entrapment.
Officers arrived to find a rollover crash in the parking lot of the grocery store, according to Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor.
The white Jeep SUV overturned and two occupants were still inside the vehicle.
The driver was identified as an 81-year-old Gurnee woman and the passenger was a 61-year-old Gurnee woman.
Gaylor said the driver was in the process of parking in a handicapped spot when she accelerated and struck the handicapped parking sign.
The driver of the Jeep then reversed at an accelerated speed and struck a nearby tree, Gaylor said.
The collision resulted in the vehicle rolling over. No pedestrians or other vehicles were involved.
The Gurnee Fire Department worked to extricate both of the victims from the Jeep.
Both women were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Gaylor said.