A former McHenry County police officer, who now works as a Kane County sheriff’s deputy, is in critical condition after a truck crashed head-on into his squad car in Hampshire Township Monday.
Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Anderson was involved in a severe crash on Route 47 just south of Plank Road in Hampshire Township around 6:56 a.m. Monday.
Anderson, who was on duty in a black Dodge Durango squad car, was traveling southbound on Route 47, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
His squad was struck head-on by a dually Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a loaded trailer.
The Dodge Ram was initially traveling northbound on Route 47 when it attempted to stop in traffic, sheriff’s officials said.
The Dodge Ram then went into oncoming traffic, striking Anderson’s squad head-on.
Anderson, 33, suffered severe injuries and a medical helicopter was called.
Sheriff’s officials said Anderson was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and listed in critical condition.
He has since been stabilized but has multiple leg fractures among other injuries.
Three people were inside the Dodge Ram and one of them was transported to Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anderson has worked for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office for over 10 months, sheriff’s officials said.
He was previously a police officer with the Arlington Heights Police Department.
Before he worked at the Arlington Heights Police Department, he worked as an officer for the Lake in the Hills Police Department.
The Algonquin Police Department asked the public to keep Anderson and his family “in your thoughts and prayers as we hope for a speedy recovery.”
“Many of our officers know and are friends with Deputy Anderson as he used to work for a neighboring agency,” the Algonquin Police Department said.
The Illinois State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
State police are working to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor and whether any potential charges will be sought.
Route 47 at Plank Road remained shut down late Monday morning for the investigation.