Police: 19-year-old man hit by car while trying to cross Route 14 in Crystal Lake ‘while traffic in free flow’

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A 19-year-old man who was hit by a car while trying to cross Route 14 in Crystal Lake on Thursday suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and was flown from the scene, the Crystal Lake Police Department said.

Officers arriving at the scene found the pedestrian on the ground with a bleeding head wound, according to a Crystal Lake police accident report.

Police said a woman was driving a gray Audi west on Route 14 through the Teckler Boulevard intersection when the light was green and struck the pedestrian, who was walking across Route 14 “while traffic was free flow,” according to the police report.

Witnesses told police that the impact sent the man into the air, and police found him 20 feet from the car, which had a shattered windshield.

The Audi driver was sitting near the sidewalk when police arrived. The woman was “clearly shook up from the accident and was crying. One of the witnesses was attempting to calm her down,” according to the police report.

A police investigation is pending.

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