March 31, 2023
McHenry County | Northwest Herald

McHenry County

Lake in the Hills crash sends three to hospital, closes westbound Algonquin Road for over two hours

Emergency vehicle - ambulance

A crash in Lake in the Hills sent three to the hospital and closed the westbound lanes of West Algonquin Road at Randall Road for more than two hours Tuesday evening.

The Lake in the Hills Police Department responded to reports of a crash about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, communications coordinator Ashley Eccles said.

The crash occurred when a white Toyota Camry was trying to turn left onto Harvest Gate from West Algonquin Road and struck the side of a white Lincoln MKZ, Eccles said.

Three people involved in the crash were taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, she said.

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded with the ambulances and the Algonquin Police Department also was called to the scene.

The crash led authorities to close all westbound lanes on West Algonquin Road at Randall Road for a period of nearly 2½ hours, rerouting traffic down Miller Road, Eccles said.

During the crash, a light post fell and landed on a traffic signal, which significantly delayed efforts to reopen the roadway, she said. ComEd as well as H&H Electric were called to the scene to shut off power to the intersection so that the fallen items could be removed from the road.

All lanes were reopened about 6 p.m. Tuesday once the roadway could be fully cleared, Eccles said.