A Thanksgiving Day crash that left five people injured in rural Alden Township was caused by the driver of an SUV, who failed to yield to a car carrying four people, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office was called to the crash about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Alden and O’Brien roads, Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said in an email.
“A car with four occupants was northbound on Alden Road and did not have a stop sign. A SUV, with only one occupant, was traveling westbound on O’Brien and had a stop sign. The SUV failed to yield to the car, and the crash occurred at the intersection,” Rogers wrote.
All four occupants of the car were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The SUV driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was flown by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Rockford.
An update on the SUV driver was not available Friday. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office said they were not investigating any traffic-related deaths.