An 81-year-old woman was seriously injured after she pulled out in front of another car and caused a two-vehicle crash on Route 47 near Hebron Tuesday, sheriff’s officials said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded around 8:17 p.m. Tuesday to Route 47 and Thayer Road in unincorporated Hebron for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.
The McHenry County Conservation Police Department, Hebron Police Department, Wonder Lake Fire Protection District and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District also responded to the call to assist.
A preliminary investigation showed a Toyota Camry was being operated by an 18-year-old Woodstock woman, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Toyota was traveling southbound on Route 47 approaching Thayer Road.
A Ford Focus, driven by an 81-year-old Wonder Lake woman, was traveling eastbound on Thayer Road at Route 47.
The driver of the Ford failed to yield at the intersection and crossed in front of the Toyota, resulting in a collision, the sheriff’s office said.
The 81-year-old woman was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Sheriff’s officials said she was later transferred to Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge for treatment of serious injuries.
The 18-year-old driving the Toyota and a 17-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the Toyota, were also both transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Both teenagers suffered minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.