One person was injured after a car crashed into the building at Erect-A-Tube, 701 West Park Street in Harvard, on March 11, 2024. | Photo Submitted to Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A man has been charged with reckless driving after his car slammed into a business in Harvard and hit a worker inside, causing the worker to be thrown and suffer injuries.

The Harvard Police Department and Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 9:20 a.m. on March 11 to 701 West Park Street for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Officers arrived to find a red 2019 Ford coupe that had struck the building at Erect-A-Tube, a company that specializes in designing and crafting general aviation facilities.

The Ford had been traveling eastbound at a speed where the driver could no longer control the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.

The Ford penetrated the building and made contact with an adult male who was sitting at a desk.

One person was injured after a car crashed into the building at Erect-A-Tube, 701 West Park Street in Harvard, on March 11, 2024. | Photo Submitted to Lake and McHenry County Scanner

The complaint said the man was thrown approximately 15-20 feet away. Debris was also thrown around upon the car’s impact.

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The victim suffered injuries to his right elbow and left calf, the complaint said. He was transported to the hospital where he received multiple stitches for his elbow.

His leg was placed in a leg brace and severe bruising was noted on his left calf.

The driver was identified as Sergio Pichardo-Esquivel, 20, of Harvard.

He was charged on Wednesday with one count of aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm, a Class 4 felony, and a warrant was issued.

Pichardo-Esquivel was processed on the warrant on Thursday at the McHenry Police Department before being released.

Pichardo-Esquivel was initially only cited in the incident with unlawful possession of cannabis by a driver, transportation of alcohol by a driver and failure to reduce speed.

He is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday.