Two people were flown for medical treatment after a four-vehicle crash involving a semitrailer truck that landed on its side Friday afternoon in Woodstock, the Woodstock Fire-Rescue District said.
The fire district was dispatched at 12:32 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Route 14 and Hughes Road for a reported crash with entrapment, district communication specialist Alex Vucha said.
First responders arrived within seven minutes to find an overturned semitrailer truck leaking wastewater. One entrapped driver was freed by firefighters, Vucha said.
Two medical helicopters were requested and landed in a field southeast of the intersection. Two adult males were flown to Mercy Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside in Rockford with injuries that were serious but not believed to be life-threatening, Vucha said.
Three other individuals declined medical assistance or were uninjured, Vucha said.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was notified of the wastewater spill, and cleanup is being handled by the trucking company, Vucha said.
Route 14 between Marawood Drive and Park Lane closed about 1 p.m. Friday and remained closed as of 6:30 p.m., according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash is under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Vucha said.
Fire protection districts from Union and Hebron-Alden-Greenwood assisted at the scene. Fire crews from Marengo and Huntley covered the Woodstock station while Woodstock firefighters helped in the crash aftermath, Vucha said.