CHICAGO (CBS) — A paramedic was among three people taken to the hospital early Tuesday after a crash between a semi truck and a minivan in northwest suburban Woodstock.
Paramedics responded about 3:25 a.m. and found the semi rolled over on Route 14 near Hartland Road, said Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Chief Michael Hill.READ MORE: Nearly 18,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Both the female driver of the minivan and male driver of the semi were pinned in their vehicles, he said. Helicopters were called to the scene, but were forced to abort due to inclement weather.
The female was extricated at 4:25 a.m., while the male was pulled from the truck at 5:11 a.m., Hill said. They were both taken via ambulance in critical condition to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.READ MORE: When Insurance Company Wouldn't Budge On His Claim, He Took Matters Into His Own Hands; Who Monitors Complaints Against Insurers In Illinois?
A Woodstock Fire/Rescue District first responder suffered a back injury during the extrication process and was also taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center, where their condition was stabilized, Hill said.
The semi cargo did not include any hazardous materials.
As of 5:30 a.m., Route 14 was closed in both directions near Hartland while the McHenry County sheriff’s office investigated the crash.MORE NEWS: Local Vaccination Sites Begin Administering Pfizer Vaccine To Kids Ages 12 To 15 Thursday; Some Sites Extend Hours
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