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A car crashed into a retaining wall on McCormick Boulevard at Green Bay Road about 11:30 this morning.

Northbound traffic on Green Bay is being diverted onto Noyes Street while police traffic officers complete their  investigation. A crew from North Shore Towing was standing by to clear away the wreck.

Update: 12:32 p.m.: Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the driver, a 16-year-old girl from Skokie, may have been despondent and intentionally crashed the car into the wall that separates Green Bay Road from the Metra commuter rail tracks.

Update 12:45 p.m.: Evanston Fire Division Chief Dwight Hohl says paramedics on the scene report that the driver suffered a fractured right knee in the accident, but had gotten out of the car and was able to talk to them before being taken to the hospital.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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