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McHenry man in serious condition following two-vehicle crash in Algonquin

A two-vehicle crash near Route 31 and North Main Street in Algonquin Monday evening left two people injured. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A McHenry man is in serious condition after he lost control of his vehicle and drove into the opposite lane of traffic, striking another vehicle in Algonquin on Monday.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Algonquin Police Department responded around 5:02 p.m. Monday to Route 31 and North Main Street for a vehicle crash.

Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ryan Markham said an investigation determined that a black 2007 Ford Fusion, driven by a 33-year-old McHenry man, was traveling southbound on Route 31 approaching North Main Street.

The man lost control of the Ford, drove over the median and entered the northbound lanes of Route 31.

A two-vehicle crash near Route 31 and North Main Street in Algonquin Monday evening left two people injured. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The Ford was struck by a 2011 Jeep Utility, driven by a 30-year-old Crystal Lake man, who was traveling northbound on Route 31 from North Main Street.

The McHenry man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in serious condition, Markham said.

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The Crystal Lake man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in stable condition. A juvenile occupant of the Ford was not injured.

The north and southbound lanes of Route 31 and the north and southbound lanes of North Main Street were closed for approximately an hour and a half for the investigation.

The incident remains under investigation by the Algonquin Police Department. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-5431.