An 80-year-old woman suffered multiple injuries and had to be extricated from her vehicle after she crashed into a semi-truck in Lake Zurich Wednesday morning.
The Lake Zurich Police Department and Lake Zurich Fire/Rescue Department responded around 8:34 a.m. Wednesday to Route 12 and Cuba Road for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Lake Zurich Deputy Fire Chief John Kelly said the crash involved a passenger car and a semi-tractor-trailer truck.
The driver of the car was trapped inside their vehicle and it took firefighters approximately 13 minutes to free them, Kelly said.
The victim was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Lake Zurich Deputy Police Chief David Anderson said the injured victim was an 80-year-old woman.
The woman was driving her Saturn sedan eastbound on Cuba Road attempting to make a right turn onto Route 12.
The Saturn struck the rear of the tractor-trailer as it was traveling southbound on Route 12 through the intersection.
The impact of the crash caused the Saturn to propel into a pole, Anderson said.
The female driver suffered upper and lower extremity injuries, along with a head injury. Her condition was not immediately known.
The driver of the semi-truck, a 43-year-old man from Robbins, was uninjured, Anderson said.
Southbound lanes of Route 12 at South Old Rand Road were shut down for over an hour.
No citations have been issued yet as the investigation remains ongoing by the Lake Zurich Police Department.