File Photo – LifeNet Medical Helicopter | Photo: LMCS File

A Wauconda man was seriously injured and was flown to the hospital after his car rolled over into a fence near McHenry Sunday evening, the sheriff’s office said.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:07 p.m. Sunday to River Road and Fernview Lane in unincorporated McHenry for a vehicle crash with injuries.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Creighton said deputies arrived to find a maroon Toyota that rolled over onto its passenger side.

The vehicle had come to a rest against a fence at Moraine Hills State Park.

The driver and sole occupant, a 50-year-old Wauconda man, was lying on the ground near the vehicle, Creighton said.

He was alert and talking at the time deputies arrived.

The driver was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry to the helipad.

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A LifeNet helicopter then flew the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Creighton said.

A friend of the victim said Tuesday that the man remains in critical condition.

Creighton said a follow-up investigation conducted at the hospital led to the driver being charged with driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.