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Evanston police and fire crews had Sherman Avenue at Foster Street blocked off this afternoon after a pickup truck went off the road and struck a house at 1943 Sherman.

The accident happened shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Update 3:40 p.m.: Fire officials say the driver of the pickup was in full cardiac arrest when they arrived. Firefighters provided advanced life support care and transported the driver to the hospital.

Update 4:45 p.m.: Police Cmdr. Brian Henry says the truck, which was southbound on Sherman also hit a parked car on the west side of the street before jumping the curb on the east side of the street and clipping the front porch of the house on the corner at 1945 Sherman before striking the foundation of the house at 1943.

He said the driver is now hospitalized in critical condition.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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