A 20-year-old man was flown to the hospital after he and a 20-year-old woman suffered severe injuries in a two-vehicle crash near McHenry that left six people hospitalized.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:39 a.m. Saturday to Miller Road and Spring Grove Road in unincorporated McHenry for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Firefighters arrived to find two vehicles involved with moderate to heavy damage.
Sheriff’s deputies reported at least one person was trapped. Firefighters worked on extrication for at least 20 minutes.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Communication Specialist Emily Matusek said an investigation showed a black Ford Focus was traveling northbound on Spring Grove Road.
The Ford attempted to make a left turn onto Miller Road.
Matusek said a collision occurred with the Ford and an Infiniti Q50, which was traveling southbound on Spring Grove Road.
The Ford came to rest in a ditch at the southwest corner of Miller Road and Spring Grove Road.
Two occupants of the Infiniti and four occupants from the Ford were injured and transported to the hospital, Matusek said.
The driver of the Ford, a 22-year-old Homer Glen man, and one of the passengers of the Ford, a 20-year-old woman, were transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
The driver of the Infiniti, a 41-year-old man, and the sole passenger, a 44-year-old woman, were also transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Matusek said those four victims suffered minor injuries.
Two passengers from the Ford, a 20-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, suffered severe injuries and were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The 20-year-old man was flown to the hospital by a LifeNet medical helicopter while the 20-year-old woman was ground transported by ambulance.
The 22-year-old male driver of the Ford was cited for failure to yield at the intersection, Matusek said.