A 17-year-old girl who was flown to the hospital by helicopter Tuesday following a crash with a pickup truck in Spring Grove was the one at fault and could be cited, police said.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:24 p.m. Tuesday to Wilmot Road and Miller Road in Spring Grove for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a two-vehicle crash involving a 2009 Ford Focus and a 2017 Ford F-350 pickup truck, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation showed that the Ford Focus, driven by a 17-year-old female from Johnsburg, was traveling eastbound on Miller Road at Wilmot Road.
The Ford F-350, driven by a 49-year-old Johnsburg man, was traveling southbound on Wilmot Road.
The driver of the Ford Focus, which had the stop sign, failed to yield at the intersection and traveled onto Wilmot Road.
The driver of the Ford F-350 did not have a stop sign and struck the Ford Focus as it pulled out into the intersection, the sheriff’s office said.
The 17-year-old girl was trapped inside her vehicle and injured. Firefighters extricated the teen by removing the roof from her car.
Paramedics transported the 17-year-old girl to nearby McHenry Township Fire Protection District Station #2 at 3710 Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, where a LifeNet medical helicopter landed.
The flight crew then transported the girl to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she remains, the sheriff’s office said. Her condition has since been stabilized.
The driver of the Ford pickup truck was treated by paramedics at the scene and released without needing hospital care.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit responded to the scene. The roadway was closed for approximately five hours while they conducted their investigation.
Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor in the crash and the sheriff’s office said that citations may be forthcoming against the 17-year-old.