Two people were hospitalized after a vehicle crash in Zion that required firefighters to use the Jaws of Life to extricate one of the victims who was trapped.
The Zion Fire and Rescue Department and Zion Police Department responded around 1:34 p.m. Monday to Route 173 east of Hebron Avenue in Zion.
Crews arrived to find two vehicles, a pickup truck and a sedan, involved in a head-on crash.
Zion Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Eric Troy said there was one person in each vehicle.
The driver of the pickup truck was an adult male, Troy said. He was trapped inside his vehicle.
Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment called the Jaws of Life to extricate the man.
He was conscious at the scene and paramedics transported him to a local hospital. He is expected to recover, Troy said.
The driver of the sedan was an adult female. She was conscious at the scene as well and had various injuries.
Paramedics transported the woman to a local hospital where she is also expected to recover, Troy said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Zion Police Department.