A half-dozen ambulances were called to a serious two-vehicle crash that left seven people hospitalized, including one flown by helicopter, Saturday evening near Hebron.
The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:27 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Route 47 and O’Brien Road in unincorporated Hebron for a vehicle crash.
Hebron Fire Chief Thomas Linneman said crews arrived to find two vehicles involved with heavy damage and people trapped.
A total of seven people were injured. Two medical helicopters were initially requested to the scene but only one was needed, Linneman said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to bring six ambulances to the scene.
One of the victims sustained serious injuries and was flown by a LifeNet medical helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, Linneman said.
The six other victims were transported by ambulance to various local hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.