Police say a victim was trapped in a vehicle after a serious crash in McHenry Thursday afternoon and had to be flown to the hospital by helicopter.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 4:05 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Route 120 and Curran Road for a report of a two-vehicle crash.
McHenry Deputy Police Chief Thomas Walsh said a black 2006 Ford Crown Victoria and a gray 2012 Hyundai Veloster collided in the intersection.
The crash caused the Ford to drive off the roadway and come to a rest upright in a drainage ditch on the southeast corner of the intersection.
The driver of the Ford was uninjured, however, the passenger was injured and trapped inside the vehicle.
It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to extricate the passenger from the vehicle.
The Ford’s passenger was then flown by a LifeNet medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Their condition was not immediately known, Walsh said.
There were four occupants in the Hyundai. Two of them were transported to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The other two did not report any injuries at the scene, Walsh said.
The intersection was partially closed for approximately one hour. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.