Firefighters had to extricate a person who was seriously injured and trapped in their car following a crash in Marengo that was believed to be caused by slick road conditions.
The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday to Telegraph Street and Deerpass Road.
Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection.
A white Ford passenger car failed to stop at the stop sign on Deerpass Road at Telegraph Street, Kjellgren said.
The Ford ended up in the path of a westbound red Dodge SUV, causing the Dodge to strike the Ford on the driver’s side front and rear doors.
The collision caused the Ford to end up in the ditch, Kjellgren said. The driver of the Ford was trapped in their vehicle.
Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts Communications Specialist Alex Vucha said that firefighters extricated the trapped victim from their vehicle.
Paramedics transported the driver to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Vucha said.
Kjellgren said it is believed the Ford was unable to stop at the stop sign due to the snowy and slick roads.
The roadway was reopened a short time later after the vehicles were towed.