A 61-year-old woman was flown to the hospital after she suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be extricated from her vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in Cary Tuesday morning.
The Cary Fire Protection District and Cary Police Department responded at 11:44 a.m. Tuesday to East Main Street and Second Street in Cary for a motor vehicle crash.
Firefighters arrived two minutes later and found two vehicles involved in a crash, according to Cary Fire Protection District Public Information Officer Michael Douglass.
Both vehicles had heavy damage and there were three patients.
One of the drivers, a 61-year-old woman, was trapped in her car, Douglass said.
A second ambulance and a heavy rescue truck were requested to the scene.
Paramedics treated the woman while she was in her car as firefighters worked to extricate her.
Douglass said it took firefighters 38 minutes to extricate the woman from her vehicle due to the damage.
A Mercyhealth REACT medical helicopter from Rockford was requested and responded with a 19-minute estimated time of arrival.
A landing zone was set up at an empty field along Three Oaks Road near Georgetown Drive, Douglass said.
Paramedics transported the woman to the landing zone where she was transported by helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The woman sustained life-threatening injuries and was in serious condition, Douglass said.
A passenger in the same car as the woman, a 62-year-old male, was transported by paramedics to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
The passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was in good condition, Douglass said.
The driver of the other car involved in the crash was evaluated by paramedics from the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District.
The driver refused to be transported to the hospital, Douglass said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Cary Police Department.