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One critically injured after crash at Routes 47 and 176

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:54 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:23 p.m. CDT
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WOODSTOCK – A motorist was transported to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash at the south intersection of Route 176 and Route 47, according to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.

The call came in around 8:40 a.m. Friday, according to Capt. Brendan Parker.

Responders arrived to find one vehicle rolled over. The driver of that car, Tyler Husch, 18, of Lake in the Hills, was walking around the scene and said he was fine.

The other motorist was extracted from the vehicle, which Parker said took about 20 minutes. The driver was then transported via ambulance to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. Parker said the patient was then taken via Flight for Life to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

At the time of transport, the second motorist's condition was considered critical, Parker said.

Husch said he had been heading northbound on Route 47 at the time of the accident.

"All of a sudden, my car was in the air and I was upside down," he said.

Northbound traffic was halted while the scene was being cleared. The two vehicles were still blocking the road as of 9:30 a.m.

– Allison Goodrich

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