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Infant airlifted to hospital after being burned in Crystal Lake

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

An infant was airlifted to the hospital by Flight For Life on Sunday after suffering burns from a cooking accident in Crystal Lake.

The Crystal Lake Fire Department and Crystal Lake Police Department responded at 4:07 p.m. on Sunday to the 200 block of Dartmoor Drive in Crystal Lake for a report of a burn victim.

Fire officials called the incident a “cooking accident.” The infant’s injuries were not life-threatening, but they required transport to a Level 1 trauma center.

A Flight For Life medical helicopter responded and landed at Crystal Lake South High School at 4:33 p.m. The Crystal Lake Fire Department and Crystal Lake Police Department helped setup and secure the landing zone, officials said.

Fire officials have not released any additional information.

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

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