An unresponsive woman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash left her car slammed into a pole in Crystal Lake Monday evening.
The Crystal Lake Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue Department responded around 8:12 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Route 176 and Haligus Road.
Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said officers received a report of a traffic crash with serious injuries.
A preliminary investigation showed a black Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Haligus Road.
A white Nissan Rogue traveling westbound on Route 176 collided with the Ford in the intersection, Kotlowski said.
Firefighters had to extricate the adult female driver of the Nissan from her vehicle.
She was suffering from a possible traumatic head injury, according to fire department radio traffic.
A medical helicopter was requested to the scene but none were available due to unsafe weather conditions.
The woman was unconscious and not breathing and paramedics began performing CPR on her, according to fire department radio traffic.
She was transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Her condition as of Tuesday was not released.
An adult male driver of the Ford was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, Kotlowski said.
A portion of Route 176 was shut down for approximately three hours while emergency crews worked at the scene.
Kotlowski said the incident remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department Accident Investigation Team.
Anyone who may have information relating to the crash is asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.
Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411.