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Man critically injured in Long Grove crash

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A man was critically injured when the car he was driving crashed into a semitrailer early Friday in north suburban Long Grove.

Authorities were called to the crash at 1:25 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Cook and Hicks roads in Long Grove, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

The semi was stopped at a red light on westbound Lake Cook at the intersection with Hicks, the sheriff’s office said. When the light turned green, the semi started accelerating and a 2013 Volkswagen Golf hit the rear of the semi, ending up wedged partially underneath the trailer.

The Golf’s driver, a 21-year-old man from Crystal Lake, had to be extricated from the car before he was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with critical injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. The 33-year-old man driving the semi was not injured.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation Friday afternoon.