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A man suffered serious injuries after he was ejected from a car into the opposite lanes of traffic during a crash with a semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth, police said.

The Newport Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 12:55 p.m. Friday to Interstate 94 south of Route 173 in Wadsworth for a vehicle crash with injuries.

An Illinois State Police spokesperson told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the crash involved two vehicles near the 3.25 mile marker.

A preliminary investigation showed a gray 2004 Honda Pilot was traveling eastbound on Interstate 94.

The Honda lost control and spun in front of a black 2016 Freightliner truck tractor, the spokesperson said.

The semi-truck struck the front end of the Honda and the Honda then hit the concrete median.

The backseat passenger of the Honda was ejected out of the back window.

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The male passenger went over the median wall and landed in the westbound lanes, according to police radio traffic.

The male passenger and a second passenger in the Honda were both transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

The ejected victim suffered serious injuries and the front-seat passenger suffered minor injuries, the spokesperson said.

Police said the drivers of the Honda and the semi-truck both refused medical attention.

The two left lanes of the eastbound and westbound lanes were blocked. All lanes were reopened by 1:55 p.m. Friday.

The driver of the Honda was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.