Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said they are treating a young coyote who was injured after being struck by a car in Waukegan and trapped in the front grille Monday evening. | Provided Photo

The police and fire departments along with animal control rescued a young coyote who was injured and trapped in the grille of a car that struck him in Waukegan.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, a non-profit based in Barrington, said the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Monday.

A car struck a coyote in Waukegan and the coyote became stuck in the front grille of the vehicle.

The Waukegan Fire Department, Waukegan Police Department Waukegan Police Animal Control responded to the scene.

Emergency crews worked to extricate the coyote, whose head was hanging out of the grille as it bled from being injured.

The coyote, who is approximately a year old, suffered multiple fractures to his right rear leg.

He was transported to Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation for care.

He was “pretty out of it” when he arrived at the facility last evening, the organization said.

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The coyote was alert as of Tuesday morning and he is expected to make a full recovery.

In 2014, Waukegan Police Animal Control rescued a coyote that was hit by a car. The driver that struck the coyote drove for approximately 20 minutes before realizing the animal was in the grille of his car.

The coyote, dubbed “Vern,” suffered three broken legs but made a full recovery and was released after being treated at Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation.