A driver was cited for disobeying a stop sign after causing a head-on crash on Route 12 near Richmond that left three people injured on Saturday, police said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Richmond Township Fire Protection District responded around 11:27 a.m. Saturday to Route 12 and North Solon Road in unincorporated Richmond.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Byrnes said deputies responded to a call of a two-vehicle crash with injuries.
An investigation revealed that a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by an 18-year-old Ingleside man, was driving southbound on North Solon Road.
As the Chevrolet was approaching Route 12, the driver disobeyed the stop sign at the intersection and turned into oncoming southbound Route 12 traffic, Byrnes said.
The Chevrolet Cruze crashed head-on into a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by a 54-year-old Richmond man.
The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Two passengers in the Chevrolet Cruze, a 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, were also transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
A medical helicopter was initially dispatched to the scene for the female victim, who reportedly suffered serious injuries, according to the fire department.
The medical helicopter was not used to transport the victim and paramedics instead transported her by ambulance to the hospital.
Byrnes did not provide the conditions of the victims but said all three had non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was treated by paramedics and released at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze was cited for disobeying a stop sign.
Route 12 was closed for approximately an hour while first responders worked to clear the scene, Byrnes said.