WAUCONDA – A rush-hour collision brought traffic to a halt for an hour Monday morning along southbound Route 12 in unincorporated Wauconda.
An 18-year-old man from Carol Stream was traveling north on Route 12 just north of Case Road when he drove onto the gravel shoulder, lost control of his 2006 Mazda and drove over the grassy median into the southbound lanes of traffic, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli said in an email.
Covelli said it is unclear why the man traveled onto the shoulder.
The man’s vehicle struck a 2002 Ford driven by a 65-year-old Wonder Lake man traveling south, and then a 22-year-old Round Lake Beach man who was driving a semitruck traveling south.
Both the Carol Stream man and the Wonder Lake man were taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with injuries not considered life-threatening, Covelli said. The Round Lake Beach man was treated and released at the scene.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and citations are pending for the Carol Stream man. Covelli said he withheld the drivers’ identities because citations have yet to be issued.