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Firefighters extricate trapped driver after she crashed into tree at park in Libertyville

One person was injured after a single-vehicle crash at Route 21 and Church Street in Libertyville Wednesday afternoon, police said. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather).

A woman was extricated from her vehicle and hospitalized after she drove her car off the roadway into a park, struck a bench and then crashed into a tree in downtown Libertyville.

The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 3:23 p.m. Wednesday to Route 21 and Church Street for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Officers arrived to find a black Toyota Venza SUV that had left the roadway and drove through a portion of Cook Park.

Libertyville Police Department Lt. Matt Goze said an initial investigation determined the Toyota was traveling southbound on Route 21.

One person was injured after a single-vehicle crash at Route 21 and Church Street in Libertyville Wednesday afternoon, police said. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather).

The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through the park, struck an unoccupied park bench and then hit a tree.

No one else was inside the Toyota besides the driver. No one in the park was struck by the vehicle, Goze said.

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Firefighters extricated the female driver, who was trapped inside the Toyota, Goze said.

The woman was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not immediately known.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash, which is not yet known, Goze said.