UPDATE SEPTEMBER 20, 10:20 A.M.: Lake County Sheriff's Police released the name of the driver involved in the accident. He is identified as Stephen Bimbi, 44, of the 1700 Block of Kennsington Lane in Crystal Lake.
The accident occurred as Bimbi was driving northbound on Route 59 and he began stopping for a vehicle turning west onto Scott Road. Bimbi lost control of the truck then went into a ditch, striking a tree on the driver’s side, according to reports.
Firefighters extricated Bimbi from the wreckage and he was transported to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge with major injuries.
The truck B was driving was released to the Barrington postmaster.
Barrington Countryside Fire
Protection District transported one person to Advocate Lutheran General
Hospital in Park Ridge following an accident on Route 59, authorities said.
The single-car accident on Route 59 and Scott Road, a mile south of Route 22, involved a mail truck that went off the road and hit a tree, said Assistant Deputy Chief Christian Toussaint, of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD).
The driver was transported with serious injuries to Lutheran General, a Level 1 trauma center, Toussaint said.
No further details about the driver’s condition were released.
Firefighters responded to the scene at 10:14 a.m. and the accident caused traffic delays.