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Child flown to hospital, 3 others injured in serious crash in Woodstock

A two-vehicle crash at Route 14 and Washington Street in Woodstock left several people injured Thursday afternoon. | Photo: Alex Vucha / WFRD.

Two medical helicopters were called to a two-vehicle crash in Woodstock Thursday afternoon that left at least one child seriously injured and three other people also hospitalized.

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded around 3:53 p.m. Thursday to Route 14 and Washington Street for a report of a vehicle crash.

A Dodge Caravan and a truck pulling a trailer were involved in the crash. A police officer reportedly arrived at the scene first and began CPR on one of the victims.

Woodstock Fire/Rescue Captain Scott Neiman said that one driver was trapped and firefighters extricated them from their vehicle.

Five ambulances and two medical helicopters responded to the scene, Neiman said, adding that seven people were involved between the two vehicles.

Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said that the driver of the Dodge and a child in the third row of the vehicle were both flown to the hospital by medical helicopters.

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A two-vehicle crash at Route 14 and Washington Street in Woodstock left several people injured Thursday afternoon. | Photo: Alex Vucha / WFRD.

Neiman said that one of them was flown by a LifeNet helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and another was flown by a Mercyhealth REACT helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital — Riverside in Rockford.

Neiman also said that two other people was transported by ambulances. One of them went to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock and the other was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley.

Conditions on the four injured victims were not immediately available; however, Lieb said that all of them were alive as of Friday morning.

The three other people involved in the crash were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Woodstock Police Department and Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT).


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