Harvard-area man freed from under UTV, flown to hospital

Injuries considered life-threatening

A woman suffered minor injuries after crashing her vehicle into the First National Bank of Omaha in Woodstock Sunday night, Aug. 14, 2022.

A Harvard-area man was found trapped under his utility terrain vehicle, possibly for more than an hour, before rescuers from the Harvard Fire Protection District were able to free him, officials said.

Battalion Chief Bryan Pierce said firefighters were called about 10:40 a.m. Saturday to the 9800 block of Willow Lake Road. The adult male was found trapped under the side-by-side-style UTV by his wife when she returned home, Pierce said. Once rescuers arrived on-scene, they were able to quickly free the man from under the UTV, he said.

He was flown by helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside in Rockford with injuries considered life-threatening, Pierce said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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