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Mundelein woman hospitalized after being dragged by truck

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A Mundelein woman remained hospitalized Tuesday after being struck by a pickup truck in the village and then dragged about 1,000 feet, authorities said.

No charges have been filed against the driver. The accident remains under investigation.


The 23-year-old woman was walking on a sidewalk on the 900 block of South Lake Street about 10:15 a.m. Monday when she was hit by a silver 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck leaving a business, Police Chief Eric Guenther said.

The driver, a 56-year-old Lake Bluff man, reportedly told police he didn't see the woman.

The pickup truck turned south onto Lake Street with the woman pinned underneath. The driver didn't know the woman was there, Guenther said.

Other motorists saw the woman, however, and eventually one driver got in front of the pickup truck and forced it to stop, Guenther said.

The woman suffered "substantial" injuries to her face and body, he said. She was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

The woman initially was conscious and able to answer some questions, but she has since been sedated in the intensive care unit, Guenther said. She is expected to survive, he said.

The pickup driver has been "very cooperative," Guenther said.

Southbound traffic lanes were temporarily shut down after the crash, police said.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is helping Mundelein police with the investigation.

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