Paramedic among 3 hospitalized after Woodstock crash

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A paramedic was among three people taken to the hospital early Tuesday after a crash between a semi truck and a minivan in northwest suburban Woodstock.

Paramedics responded about 3:25 a.m. and found the semi rolled over on Route 14 near Hartland Road, said Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Chief Michael Hill.

Both the female driver of the minivan and male driver of the semi were trapped in their vehicles, Hill said. Helicopters were called to the scene, but were forced to abort due to inclement weather.

As of 4:30 a.m., the male was still pinned inside the truck, while the female had been extricated and taken via ambulance in critical condition to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.

A Woodstock Fire/Rescue District first responder suffered a back injury during the extrication process and was also taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center, where their condition was stabilized, Hill said.


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