A woman was injured and trapped in her SUV after she reportedly fled from police at a high rate of speed and then was involved in a rollover crash on Route 12 in Richmond Monday.
The Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Richmond Police Department responded around 11:36 p.m. Monday to Route 12 and Prospect Street in Richmond for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Fire officials said the crash was reported as a rollover and firefighters arrived to find one vehicle involved.
The vehicle, a white SUV, was upright on the side of the road against the trees.
The driver of the car, an adult female, was trapped inside the SUV and needed to be extricated, fire officials said.
The incident was upgraded for additional fire department units to the scene. A medical helicopter was also placed on standby.
Firefighters extricated the woman from the heavily damaged vehicle a short time later.
The helicopter was requested to land at the Richmond fire station but was canceled because it was not needed.
Paramedics transported the woman to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Fire officials said the injured woman was in “moderate (code yellow)” condition at the time she was transported.
There were no other vehicles involved and no other occupants in the car.
The Richmond Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
Law enforcement from Walworth County, Wisconsin, also responded to the scene after officers reported the vehicle involved had fled from them in Genoa City at a high rate of speed before the crash.
Traffic was shut down on Route 12 for several hours for an investigation.