A pedestrian became trapped under a United Parcel Service truck that was turning the corner at Central Street and Ashland Avenue in Evanston about 5 p.m. this evening.
Firefighters had to use jacks and cribbing to raise the truck to extricate the woman, a 30-year-old Evanston resident, from beneath the vehicle’s front axle.
Fire Division Chief Dwight Hohl says the woman was taken by ambulance to Evanston Hospital where she’s listed in critical condition with multiple injuries.
The truck, which had been eastbound on Central, was turning southbound into Ashland when the accident occurred.
Evanston police called the regional Major Crash Assistance Team to the scene to investigate the accident and say they expect the streets to be closed until about 9:30 p.m. as the investigation into the cause of the accident continues.
Story updated at 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.