Serious Pedestrian Accident

For Release: 
Aug 31, 2012

Gurnee, IL – At 8:37 pm on Thursday evening, Gurnee Police and Fire units responded to a serious injury accident on O’Plaine Road at Hayner Ave. Two female pedestrians, ages 43 and 46, both from Gurnee, were struck as they walked east across O’Plaine Rd by a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am which was traveling northbound.

Both victims were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by Gurnee Fire Department Paramedics.

The vehicle was driven by Ana L. Vaca-Alvarez, 24, of Waukegan. Vaca-Alvarez was not injured. She has been was issued citations for driving with a suspended driver’s license, failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and driving too fast for conditions.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone having any information related to this accident is asked to contact the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000. 

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Cmdr. Jim Caldwell
Ph: 847.599.7050
Fax: 847.244.8678