A woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk when she was involved in a crash that left a young child hospitalized after they were ejected from her car near Huntley Monday morning.
The Huntley Fire Protection District, Huntley Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:43 a.m. Monday to the area of Route 47 and Conley Road in unincorporated Huntley for a report of a vehicle crash with entrapment.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Communication Specialist Emily Matusek said deputies located a two-vehicle crash.
One of the drivers, Bianca A. Guajardo, 27, of Hanover Park, was traveling southbound on Route 47 near the intersection of Conley Road.
Guajardo lost control of her vehicle and spun out on the roadway, causing a second vehicle to crash into her vehicle, Matusek said.
A juvenile, who was in Guajardo’s vehicle, was ejected from the car, Matusek said.
A police officer who was first on the scene reported the child was approximately four years old.
A witness reported the child was thrown approximately 50 feet from the car, according to fire department radio traffic.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was placed on standby but later canceled.
Matusek said the child suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley for treatment.
Guajardo and the other driver involved suffered minor injuries and both declined medical attention.
Guajardo was arrested after deputies found she was driving under the influence of alcohol, court records show.
She was charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing bodily harm to a juvenile passenger, driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
Prosecutors filed a petition to deny Guajardo’s pre-trial release, calling her a real and present threat to the safety of the community.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge denied the request and allowed Guajardo to be released from the McHenry County Jail.
Guajardo is scheduled to appear in court again on October 31.