A Gurnee sixth-grader was injured, but not seriously, after being pinned under the wheel of a minivan that crashed into a far north suburban middle school.
Officials said the Honda Odyssey backed up into Woodland Middle School, at 7000 Washington Street, shortly before 4 p.m.
The 11-year-old was with his father when the vehicle ran into them, pinning the boy beneath its wheel. A Gurnee police official said the 67-year-old driver "apparently mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal."
Rescuers needed to use a Jaws of Life-type tool to free the boy, officials said.
The boy was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. His injuries were described as not life-threatening.
Three other people on the scene were treated but refused transport.