Six people, including three children, were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash at Thayer Road and Route 47 in Greenwood Township.
Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded at 2:59 p.m. to the area, south of Hebron, and found seven people, according to a news release from Chief Thomas Linneman.
A pickup truck heading south on Route 47 was hit by a GMC SUV heading east on Thayer Road. The truck did not have a stop sign, and the driver of the GMC ignored her stop sign, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said in an email. The GMC then went off the road and hit a tree and utility pole, Rogers said.
The driver of the GMC, 27-year-old Blanca Mercado of Harvard, was cited for disobeying a stop sign and operating an uninsured vehicle, Rogers said.
All six of the people in the GMC were sent to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with injuries ranging from minor to critical, according to the release. Those people included Mercado, a 49-year-old woman, a 29-year-old woman and three children, ages 16, 4 and 2, Rogers said.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 46-year-old South Barrington man, was not injured, Rogers said.
Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, and one person needed to be extricated from a vehicle, according to the release.
Hebron fire requested assistance from Richmond, Harvard, Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Mercy Health Field Physician MD-1 and McHenry.