Three injured in Gurnee crash on Route 41
Three people were injured, two of them seriously, in a crash on Route 41 in Gurnee Thursday morning.
The three-vehicle crash occurred on Route 41 at Delaney Road at 10:19 a.m., said Gurnee Fire Lt. Robert Szczerba.
Police said a 59-year-old Waukegan woman headed north on Route 41 in the right lane attempted to cross into the left lane and make a U-turn but struck another northbound vehicle.
The woman's 2008 Chevy Malibu then traveled into the southbound lanes and she was struck by a pickup truck, according to police.
Two Chicago residents, an 84-year-old man driving a pickup truck and his 81-year-old wife, were both seriously injured in the crash. The woman was trapped inside the vehicle for about seven or eight minutes until firefighters were able to free her and take her to Advocate Condell Medical Center, Szczerba said.
Fire officials said both victims in the pickup were conscious at the scene. The driver of the pickup was also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center along with Sharon Sanchez, who was driving the Chevy Malibu.
Sanchez suffered moderate injuries, Szczerba said.
Officials said all three victims' injuries were not life-threatening.
Sanchez was cited for driving without proof of insurance, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper turn and failing to yield while turning left, according to police.
The driver of the third vehicle involved was not injured.
The southbound lanes of Route 41 were shut down for about 15 minutes after the crash.
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