Lake County man operating riding mower critically injured after being struck by vehicle
LAKE COUNTY, Ill. - A 62-year-old man who was operating a riding mower was struck by a vehicle in Unincorporated Lake Villa Saturday evening.
At about 6:30 p.m., Lake County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a traffic crash at Route 59 and Amber Way.
Upon arrival, deputies found one person critically injured.
According to preliminary information, the man was operating a Craftsman riding mower on Route 59 in an area that is unlit.
No lights were activated on the mower, and the man was wearing dark colored clothing, authorities said.
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A 40-year-old Spring Grove woman who was driving a 2010 Ford Escape struck the riding mower.
The driver of the Ford and three children inside the vehicle were uninjured, authorities said.
The man riding the mower sustained critical, life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.