On Sunday (July 11, 2021) there was a Crystal Lake pedestrian accident. This Crystal Lake pedestrian accident occurred at McHenry County College. A Jeep struck a student who was walking, causing extensive injuries.
This Crystal Lake pedestrian accident is discussed in the July 15, 2021 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Student hit by instructor’s car at McHenry County College won’t walk again for months.” An excerpt:
The McHenry County College Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 1:58 p.m. Sunday to the McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
An instructor of a motorcycle class was driving his personal Jeep in the parking lot of the college after class when he “hit the gas,” which sent several pedestrians running, according to a family member of the victim.
The family member told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that their nephew, who is a student of the instructor, was not able to get out of the way in time and was struck by the Jeep.
The collision caused the male victim, identified as Crystal Lake resident Tyler Tomasello, to become pinned between the Jeep that hit him and a parked Ford Ranger.
Firefighters had to free Tomasello from between the two vehicles. He was then taken to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock before being flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Among the injuries he suffered included a crushed pelvis.
Additional details, including the GoFundMe page set up, as well as possible updates can be seen in the article mentioned above.
As further discussed on the “Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In McHenry County” page, when a person is hit by a vehicle a broad range of injuries can occur. These injuries can range in severity.
Due to the often high level of physical trauma, life-threatening injuries can result. Some of these incidents lead to fatalities, as discussed on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents…” page.