Numerous ambulances were called to transport six people to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Lake Zurich Friday evening, officials said.
The Lake Zurich Fire Department and Lake Zurich Police Department responded around 8:17 p.m. Friday to Rand Road and Route 22 in Lake Zurich for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Pilgard told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the first fire unit, the shift commander, arrived on the scene at 8:25 p.m.
Two vehicles were involved. A third vehicle was stuck in the crash scene due to debris but was not involved in the crash, Pilgard said.
There were a total of seven patients. Six were transported to area hospitals and one patient signed a refusal for treatment.
Pilgard said the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to efficiently get more ambulances to the crash.
The six patients were transported to multiple different hospitals. “We didn’t want to overwhelm one hospital,” Pilgard said.
Two people were transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, two were transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, one was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and one was transported to to AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
None of the six patients suffered life-threatening injuries, Pilgard said.
The Lake Zurich Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Wauconda, Barrington-Countryside, Barrington, Countryside, Long Grove and Rolling Meadows fire departments.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Lake Zurich Police Department.