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Construction flagger hospitalized after being struck by vehicle in McHenry

Police conduct an accident investigation on Green Street near Turnberry Street in McHenry Friday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A driver was cited after hitting a construction flagger with a vehicle at a construction site in McHenry, causing the worker to be hospitalized Friday morning.

The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 9:32 a.m. Friday to Green Street and Turnberry Drive in McHenry for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Michael Spohn said a black 2018 Honda was turning southbound onto Green Street.

The Honda crashed into a 56-year-old woman, who was working as a construction flagger, Spohn said.

The woman was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with non-life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not immediately available.

Police conduct an accident investigation on Green Street near Turnberry Street in McHenry Friday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The driver of the Honda, who police did not publicly identify, was the sole occupant. They did not report any injuries at the scene.

The McHenry County Regional Crash Assistance Team responded to the crash scene.

The team consists of officers from the McHenry Police Department, Woodstock Police Department, Spring Grove Police Department, Harvard Police Department, Cary Police Department and the Johnsburg Police Department.

The driver of the Honda was cited for disobeying a flagger at a construction or maintenance site and failure to proceed with caution in a work zone causing injury to a worker.

The driver was released from the scene, Spohn said. The crash remains under investigation.