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4-car crash in Woodstock hospitalizes 2 people

Two people were sent to the hospital Friday morning after a four-car collision at Routes 14 and 47, according to Woodstock police and fire officials.

Crews responded at about 8:30 a.m. to reports of a crash with injuries.

Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Parsons said a commercial vehicle with an attached trailer traveling south on Route 47 was at a red light at the Route 14 intersection when a second vehicle rear-ended it.

This caused the offending vehicle to swerve and enter the intersection, where it was T-boned by a third vehicle going east on Route 14. This, in turn, caused the offending vehicle to hit a fourth car in the turn lane to go west on Route 14.

Woodstock Fire Captain Scott Nieman said two people were sent to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Three of the four vehicles were towed from the scene, Nieman said.

The driver of the offending vehicle refused medical treatment and was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, Parsons said.

Lanes on Routes 14 and 47 were closed for about 15 minutes, but Parsons said police managed to safely get all motorists through.

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