A multiple-vehicle crash left two people injured Wednesday afternoon near Woodlawn Park Avenue and Chapel Hill Road near McHenry. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2022)

Two people were transported to a hospital after a car drove into oncoming traffic in McHenry and hit a USPS truck, causing a pickup truck to become involved, police said.

The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Chapel Hill Road and Woodlawn Park Avenue in McHenry for a vehicle crash with injuries.

McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Michael Spohn told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the incident involved three vehicles.

A minivan was traveling southbound on Chapel Hill Road approaching Woodlawn Park Avenue.

 

A USPS mail truck was pulled over at a mailbox on the northbound side of the road with a Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck traveling slowly behind it.

A multiple-vehicle crash left two people injured Wednesday afternoon near Woodlawn Park Avenue and Chapel Hill Road near McHenry. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2022)

The minivan drifted out of its lane and into the northbound lane, striking the mail truck, Spohn said.

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The mail truck was then pushed back into the Chevrolet pickup truck.

Spohn said the female driver of the mail truck and the male driver of the minivan were both injured and transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.

A LifeNet medical helicopter had initially been requested to the scene but was later canceled.

The conditions of both drivers were not known but their injuries were not life-threatening.

The Johnsburg Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene to assist.

The male driver of the minivan was cited for improper lane usage, Spohn said.