Police say a man was flown to the hospital after he possibly suffered a medical issue and drove through a red light, striking a minivan and then hitting a pole in McHenry Wednesday.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday to Route 120 and Chapel Hill Road in McHenry for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
McHenry Police Department Public Information Officer Michael Spohn told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the crash involved a Dodge Ram pickup truck and a Dodge Grand Caravan.
The Dodge Ram was traveling eastbound on Route 120 approaching Chapel Hill Road in the right lane.
The Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by a 41-year-old Fox Lake woman, was traveling southbound on Chapel Hill Road through the intersection.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 40-year-old McHenry man, possibly experienced a medical issue, Spohn said.
The Dodge Ram went through the red light and struck the Dodge Grand Caravan.
The Dodge Ram then continued traveling eastbound, crashed into an electrical pole and then into trees on the south side of Route 120, Spohn said.
Firefighters extricated the driver of the Dodge Ram from his vehicle.
Paramedics transported him to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Spohn said a LifeNet medical helicopter then flew the 40-year-old man to Advocate Condell Medical Center for precautionary reasons.
It was determined the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Spohn said. No citations have been issued.
The roadway was partially closed while ComEd repaired the downed pole.
The crash remains under investigation by the McHenry Police Department.