Man on lawnmower struck by car outside Lake County school

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/23/2022 3:15 PM

A man operating a stand-up lawn mower was seriously injured Sunday morning when he was struck by a car near Gurnee, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. in front of the Woodland Elementary School on the 17300 block of West Gages Lake Road in Wildwood.


Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Chris Covelli said a 33-year-old Round Lake man was using a sand-up mower at the school when he attempted to cross the road from north to south and was struck by an eastbound Honda Civic driven by a 72-year-old Wildwood woman.

The woman was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries, Covelli said. No citations have been issued, he said.

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