Over a dozen specialized rescue workers were called to help rescue an injured driver trapped in their vehicle after it drove off a steep ledge in Algonquin Saturday morning.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 6:55 a.m. to South Route 31 and Oakwood Court in Algonquin for a vehicle crash.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl said it was reported that a single vehicle drove off the roadway.
Firefighters arrived within three minutes and began searching for the vehicle.
Fire crews had difficulty locating the vehicle but then found it off the west side of Route 31, Knebl said.
The car was approximately 30 feet down a steep slope surrounded by trees.
A single person was confirmed to be trapped inside the car, Knebl said.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box level for technical rescue to assist with the extrication.
Well over a dozen fire departments, including the McHenry County MABAS 5 technical rescue team, responded.
Crews utilized extrication equipment to free the driver from the vehicle.
The victim was moved up the slope and evaluated for injuries, Knebl said.
Paramedics transported the driver to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley with non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Algonquin Police Department.