Two hurt when van goes into creek at Huntley
From Staff Reports December 11, 2013 5:00PM
Updated: January 14, 2014 12:29PM
HUNTLEY — Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon when the van they were riding in crashed into a creek and flipped over, police said.
The accident occurred about 2:17 p.m. at Kreutzer Road and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, according to police.
Police said a 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan had been going east on Kreutzer when it left the roadway, struck a guardrail and then continued down an embankment into a creek, flipping upside down.
When officers arrived at the scene, police said, a female passenger was emerging from the van and the male driver was still inside the vehicle.
Huntley Fire Protection District personnel extricated the male from the vehicle.
The female was transported to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, and the male was transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.
Both were reported in stable condition, according to police.
Kreutzer Road was shut down between Haligus Road and Smith Drive until about 4:09 p.m.
Also, the Union Pacific Railroad also was shut down at the same time due to the proximity of the railroad line to the crash site, police said.