A baby Sandhill Crane is being treated by Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation after it was hit by a car and rescued in Waukegan this week. | Provided Photos

A baby Sandhill Crane who was rescued from the side of the road in Waukegan after being hit and injured by a car is recovering.

The Waukegan Police Animal Control responded Wednesday evening for a call of an animal struck by a car in Waukegan.

Officer Manley and Officer Elliot from Waukegan Police Animal Control responded and rescued a Sandhill Crane colt.

A member of the public had spotted the colt on the side of the road, which led to the response.

The animal had been hit by a car and suffered a leg injury, according to Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife.

The young colt sustained a serious open fracture to the right leg but is now resting comfortably.

The animal is in the company of another colt that was rescued several days ago, Flint Creek Wildlife said.

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“We are hoping that it can pull through and that the leg heals nicely,” the organization said.

“We are fortunate to have caring and capable animal control officers in Waukegan!” they added.