Seven people were hospitalized, including a child and adult who were flown by helicopter, after a three-vehicle crash in Lake in the Hills Tuesday evening, police said.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 6:47 p.m. Tuesday to Route 31 and Trinity Drive in Lake in the Hills for a report of a three-car crash with injuries.
Lake in the Hills Police Department Public Information Officer Amanda Schmitt said one of the three vehicles involved had rolled over and multiple people were injured.
An investigation showed two vehicles, a Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator, were both driving southbound on Route 31 at Trinity Drive, Schmitt said.
The driver of a Nissan Murano, which was traveling northbound on Route 31, turned left in front of the Ford and Lincoln while attempting to go westbound on Trinity Drive, causing the crash.
There were two occupants in the Nissan, one occupant in the Ford and five occupants in the Lincoln.
A total of seven people were transported to the hospital, Schmitt said. Two of them, an adult and a child, were flown by medical helicopters.
All victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are stable. Some of them have been released from the hospital.
The roadway was shut down for approximately two and a half hours, Schmitt said.
All three vehicles were towed from the scene and the roadway was reopened by 9:15 p.m.