An injured woman had to be extricated from her car by firefighters after a crash involving a pickup truck and a minivan in a conservation area in Cary Saturday afternoon.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Cary Fire Protection District responded around 4:46 p.m. Saturday to the 3400 block of Northwest Highway for a report of a vehicle crash.
SiriusXM emergency services called 911 dispatchers to report a two-vehicle crash with injuries that occurred in the area, according to Cary Fire Protection District Spokesperson Alex Vucha.
Fire crews arrived within five minutes, searched the immediate area and were unable to locate any vehicle crash.
Sheriff’s deputies continued searching and were able to locate two heavily damaged vehicles matching the description, Vucha said.
The vehicles were found a half-mile inside The Hollows Conservation Area, 3804 Northwest Highway in unincorporated Cary.
Firefighters were immediately re-dispatched and arrived minutes later, Vucha said.
A minivan, occupied by a female driver, sustained heavy damage, leaving the woman trapped.
Firefighters extricated the woman and transferred her to an awaiting ambulance.
Vucha said the woman was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with minor injuries.
A second vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup truck, was located in the tree line approximately 200 feet away from the minivan.
Two male occupants in the pickup truck reported being uninjured.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the crash.