On Wednesday, November 2nd, at 6:53 A.M. emergency crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and Police Departments responded to the intersection of Crystal Lake Avenue at Oak Hollow Road, the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival crews determined a cargo van towing a trailer, travelling east on Crystal Lake Avenue, had collided with the pedestrian; a twelve year old student [a girl] of the nearby Hannah Beardsley Middle School.
Rescue personnel assessed and transported the child to Centegra – Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, where upon arrival she was immediately transferred by Flight for Life helicopter to Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.
The extent of the child’s injuries are unknown at this time, however due to the nature of the incident a level one trauma center was determined appropriate.
The intersection involved has a marked crosswalk and additional pedestrian crossing warning lights.
The driver of the vehicle; Giles Simonson (50) of McHenry, IL. was not injured in the crash. He was cited on the scene for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk (Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-1002a).
Officers from the Police Department’s Crash Investigation Unit continue to investigate this incident.
The roadway involved was closed from the time emergency crews arrived until 9:15 A.M.
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A student was hit by a car this morning near Hannah Beardsley Middle School.
The student was flown out by helicopter.
No more details.