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Man seriously injured, heavily trapped after car strikes tree near Cary

Emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a tree near Fox River Road and West Short Street in unincorporated Cary around 10:54 p.m. Thursday.

A 57-year-old McHenry man was flown by a Flight For Life helicopter to the hospital after he crashed his car into a tree in unincorporated Cary late Thursday evening.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Cary Fire Protection District responded to the crash at 10:54 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of West Fox River Road and West Short Street.

Emergency crews found a 2013 Toyota Highlander which struck a tree and had significant damage. The driver, a 57-year-old McHenry man, was heavily entrapped in his vehicle, Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

It took firefighters over an hour for the man, who was the only occupant in the car, to be extricated from the vehicle. He was flown to Adovcate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by a Flight For Life helicopter.

Covelli said that the Toyota was driving eastbound on Fox River Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, Covelli added.

The man remains hospitalized in fair condition with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, fire and police officials said. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.


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