Four people were transported to the hospital and one of them had to be extricated by firefighters following a two-vehicle crash that left one car rolled over on Route 176 near Crystal Lake.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Nunda Rural Fire Protection District responded around 4:05 p.m. Thursday to Route 176 and Nish Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake.
Nunda Rural Fire Protection District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said crews received a call for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and found a serious two-vehicle collision, Vucha said.
The vehicles had heavy damage and one vehicle was on its roof.
The rolled-over vehicle was occupied by three people, two of which were able to self-extricate before firefighters arrived.
Vucha said the third person in the car required firefighters to perform minor extrication.
The second vehicle involved was only occupied by the driver.
All four people involved were transported to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries, Vucha said.
None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was initially placed on standby but later disregarded, Vucha said.
Route 176 was closed for approximately 45 minutes in both directions.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and Wauconda Fire District assisted at the scene.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.