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Driver ejected, trapped under SUV during crash with semi-truck near Harvard

A man is expected to survive after he was ejected from his vehicle and trapped under it during a crash near Harvard Sunday afternoon | Photo: Alex Vucha.

A man was airlifted to the hospital after he was ejected from his SUV and trapped under it during a crash involving a semi-truck near Harvard Sunday afternoon.

The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:30 p.m. Sunday to Route 23 and Bunker Hill Road in Dunham Township for a vehicle crash with injuries.

The crash occurred just north of the intersection in front of 2304 Route 23, which is about four miles south of Harvard.

The accident involved a semi-truck carrying a tractor trailer and a Honda Element compact SUV, which went off the road and rolled over onto its roof.

The Harvard Fire Protection District said that the man driving the Honda was partially ejected and trapped under his vehicle.

Firefighters freed the man and a Flight For Life helicopter airlifted the driver of the SUV to Javon Bea Hospital – Riverside in Rockford. No one else was in the SUV and the driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

Harvard Fire Chief Steve Harter told the Northwest Herald that the driver of the Honda suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about the crash.


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