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Firefighters extricate 81-year-old man trapped inside rolled over vehicle near Hebron

Firefighters work to extricate a male victim trapped inside a vehicle following a crash at Route 47 and O’Brien Road near Hebron Sunday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

An 81-year-old man was hospitalized after firefighters had to extricate him from his vehicle following a two-vehicle rollover crash near Hebron on Sunday.

The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:30 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Route 47 and O’Brien Road in unincorporated Hebron for a vehicle crash with injuries.

McHenry County Sheriff Spokesman Tim Creighton said an investigation showed that a black 2012 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on Route 47.

Meanwhile, a blue 2012 Chevrolet Spark, driven by an 81-year-old Rockford man, was traveling westbound on O’Brien Road.

Creighton said that the 81-year-old man failed to yield and proceeded westbound through the intersection.

Firefighters and paramedics respond to a vehicle crash at Route 47 and O’Brien Road near Hebron Sunday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

That caused the Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a 71-year-old man from Wisconsin, to hit the Chevrolet Spark.

The Chevrolet Spark rolled over onto its passenger side and the Chevrolet Suburban came to a rest in the field to the east.

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The driver of the Chevrolet Spark had to be extricated from his vehicle and was transported to Mercy Harvard Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Creighton said.

The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban and his 75-year-old female passenger were both treated and released at the scene.

Creighton said that the driver of the Chevrolet Spark was issued a citation for failure to yield at intersection. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.