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3 buses, 2 cop cars and a fire engine: Rash of crashes strikes Lake County

A mix of bad weather condition, motorists charged of being under the impact and other traffic diversions has actually resulted in an unusual number crashes including school buses, police squad automobiles and a fire engine over a recent seven-day duration in Lake County. The most severe crashes involved two Lake County sheriff’s police vehicle, while three school buses and a Wauconda fire truck were likewise harmed. Last weekend, a deputy was sitting inside his car when he was struck from behind. The deputy was near Route 12 and Russell Drive, checking on a vehicle that had actually entered into a ditch around 3 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. The squad car was blocking the southbound, inside lane of the four-lane roadway while a tow truck was removing the car. Slammed from behind by a 2000 Toyota Solara, the team vehicle was pushed an approximated 30 feet from where it was parked. The motorist of the Solara, 20-year-old Gaitano W. Lombardo, of the 500 block of Old County Way in Wauconda, was later on charged with driving under the impact of drugs and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. A 2nd constable’s car was associated with a crash at Winchester and Midlothian roads at about 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, after the deputy was waved through the intersection in addition to other drivers by a traffic control officer. Traffic was being directed away from an earlier fatal accident at Route 83 and Midlothian. Mundelein Deputy Authorities Chief John Monahan stated the traffic control officer and the stop light were sending out opposing messages, which led to a pick-up truck plowing into an unmarked constable’s vehicle. “It’s an odd scenario. Certainly a mistake was made. It was a regrettable event,” Monahan said. The deputies in both the Sunday and Monday crashes were taken to a local hospital and later on released. Lake County’s Major Crash Support Team is aiding in both investigations. “It’s uncommon,” Lake County Undersheriff Ray Rose stated of the multiple crashes. Over the same weekend, Rose stated, a Chicago …
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