A woman had to be extricated from her car after she was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 31 in Algonquin that also left a second person injured.
The Cary Fire Protection District and Algonquin Police Department responded around 11:10 a.m. Saturday to the intersection of Route 31 and Klasen Road in Algonquin.
Firefighters arrived on the scene within five minutes and found a two-vehicle crash, according to Cary Fire Protection District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha.
The two cars were heavily damaged in the middle of the intersection with one driver trapped inside.
An adult female driver was quickly extricated from her white SUV, Vucha said.
A medical helicopter was initially requested for the woman but flight crews declined to fly due to weather conditions.
The female driver was transported to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
An adult female driver of a black SUV was evaluated by paramedics and transported to Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington.
Her injuries at the time of transport were moderate and non-life threatening in nature, Vucha said.
Vehicle traffic on northbound and southbound Route 31 was diverted for nearly an hour.
The Algonquin Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.