McHenry man, 33, in serious condition following Algonquin traffic crash Monday

Crystal Lake man also taken to hospital, village says

A 33-year-old McHenry man was in serious condition after his involvement in a car crash that took place about 5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of North Main Street and Route 31 in Algonquin, according to a village news release.

An Algonquin police investigation has so far found that the McHenry man lost control of the black 2007 Ford Fusion he was driving.

The McHenry man was driving south on Route 31 approaching North Main when the vehicle went over a median and entered the northbound lanes of the state highway, according to the release. The Fusion then was struck by a 2011 Jeep Utility operated by a 30-year-old Crystal Lake man, who had been driving north on Route 31.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District took the McHenry man to a hospital in serious condition, according to the release.

The Crystal Lake man was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, police said. Efforts to reach officers to clarify the status of his condition and other details of the incident Tuesday were unsuccessful.

A passenger of the Ford Fusion, identified by police as being younger than 18, was not taken to to the hospital, according to the release.

Both Route 31 and North Main Street were closed in both directions for about an hour and a half while officers investigated the incident, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation, and police are asking witnesses to the collision to contact Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-5431.

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.