No news has appeared in a press release yet, but neighbors of where Crystal Creek flows from Crystal Lake report that children riding bikes were hit by a landscaping truck.
The Crystal Lake Police Department says no one was killed.
The accident site is just west of the Lakeside Festival being held on the Dole Mansion grounds.
Lake Avenue was blocked by both Crystal Lake and Lakewood Police vehicles sometime after about 4:15 PM.
A WGN News helicopter was fairly stationary over the Main Beach parking lot.
A Crystal Lake Fire Engine was also parked by the side of the road.
It was still blocked at 5:50.
At about 7:25, two Sheriff’s vehicles approached from the west.
Approaching ten PM, traffic still had to detour to Broadway, the road to the south of Lake Avenue.
A reliable source said that a flight for life helicopter took off from the Lundahl Middle School parking lot after the accident.