An elderly woman was flown to the hospital in serious condition after she failed to yield at a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle near Hebron Thursday afternoon, police said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, Richmond Township Fire Protection District, and Mercy MD-1 responded around 12:20 p.m. Thursday to a report of a two-vehicle crash with entrapment at the intersection of Lange Road and Burgett Road in unincorporated Hebron.
Emergency crews arrived and found both vehicles, a 2014 Dodge Charger and a 2001 Subaru Legacy, with heavy damage.
A preliminary investigation showed that the Dodge, driven by an 18-year-old man from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was traveling southbound on Lange Road approaching Burgett Road.
The Subaru, driven by a 90-year-old Hebron woman, was traveling westbound on Burgett Road approaching Lange Road, according to a statement from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
As the Subaru was approaching the intersection, it failed to yield at the stop sign for an unknown reason and collided with the Dodge, which did not have a stop sign, the sheriff’s office said.
The impact left the Dodge in a cornfield and the Subaru off the roadway.
A LifeNet medical helicopter responded to the scene for the woman who was trapped in her Subaru.
The woman sustained serious injuries and was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
The man was transported by paramedics to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with minor injuries.
The roadway was shut down while accident investigators from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.
The sheriff’s office added that there were no other occupants in either vehicle and both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors.
The crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.