Driver critically hurt after rear-ending street sweeper in Volo

The driver was critically injured and taken to Condell Hospital in Liberyville with life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

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A car rear-ended a street sweeper Feb. 11, 2020, on Route 12 near Brandenburg Road in Volo.

A car rear-ended a street sweeper Feb. 11, 2020, on Route 12 near Brandenburg Road in Volo.

A 59-year-old man from Silver Lake, Wisconsin is in critical condition after crashing his car Tuesday into the rear of a street sweeper in north suburban Volo.

He was southbound in a Chevrolet Aveo about 2:30 p.m. on Route 12 just south of Brandenburg Road when he crashed into the rear of a running street sweeper “for an unknown reason,” the Lake County sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The driver of the Aveo was critically injured and taken to Condell Hospital in Liberyville with life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The driver of the street sweeper was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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