UNION – A 76-year-old Union woman was seriously injured after the car in which she was a passenger crashed into a utility pole Wednesday morning in Union.
A 20-year-old Marengo woman was driving her 2010 Ford SUV about 9:30 a.m. south on Leech Road in Union when she stopped to turn east into a driveway, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said.
An 81-year-old Union man was driving a 2003 Honda north on Leech Road and swerved to avoid the Ford turning in front of him.
The Honda hit ice and drove into a ditch on the west side of the road. The Honda’s passenger side struck a utility pole and seriously injured the man’s passenger, the Union woman.
The Honda’s passenger side door needed to be cut open to extricate the woman, Union Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Tim Camp said.
She was taken in serious condition to Centegra Hospital – Huntley. The man suffered minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.
The Marengo woman was cited for failing to yield while turning left.
The Marengo Rescue Squad also assisted at the scene.