Fox River Grove man hospitalized after being hit by car

Updated 8/19/2015 12:52 PM

A 45-year-old Fox River Grove man was hit by a car Tuesday night while walking along westbound Route 14 in Cary, police said Wednesday.

The man was being treated for serious injuries at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.


"His injuries were severe. At first, it appeared that they were life threatening," Deputy Chief Jim Fillmore said, adding that the man's condition was improving.

The 1998 Mitsubishi that struck him was driven by a 33-year-old woman from Cary. No charges have been filed at this time, police said.

The accident occurred almost in the center of downtown Cary.

"The pedestrian was actually crossing Route 14 ... about 300 feet west of the intersection of West Main so he wasn't using a crossing," Fillmore said. "(The intersection) is controlled by a traffic light that assists the pedestrians but sometimes they jaywalk. There have been a few (accidents) in the past."

The driver already was past the intersection traveling westbound, he added.

The Cary Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff s Office are investigating the accident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Cary police at (847) 639-2341.

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