clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

16-year-old girl critically injured in crash in northwest suburb

Sun-Times file photo

A 16-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after a crash Saturday afternoon in the northwest suburbs.

A 2010 Nissan Rogue was heading north on Keystone Road in unincorporated Richmond Township about 12:30 p.m. when the driver failed to yield at stop sign and pulled in front of a fully-loaded semi truck heading westbound, according to a statement from the McHenry County sheriff’s office. The semi did not have a stop sign.

The driver of the Nissan, a 43-year-old man; the front seat passenger, a 42-year-old woman; and a 12-year-old boy in the backseat were taken to Centegra Medical Center in McHenry with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the statement.

A 16-year-old girl who was also in the backseat was taken by Flight for Life to Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where she remains in critical condition.

All four occupants of the Nissan, of Buffalo Grove, were wearing their seatbelts and the airbags deployed, according to the statement.

The semi driver, a 35-year-old Wisconsin man, was treated and released at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.