MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WTVO) — A teenager was brought to the hospital Monday night, fighting for his life, after being hit by a car.
The crash happened around 5 p.m. on Elm Avenue in Machesney Park. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office said that the teen was riding his skateboarder when he was hit. Video taken from the scene showed a green Ford Focus with a smashed windshield.
The teen was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Police said the driver remained on the scene to cooperate with investigators. they learned that the driver was going southbound on Elm when the skateboarder suddenly entered the roadway.
Officials said preliminary findings showed the driver was southbound on Elm when the teen suddenly entered the roadway.