McHenry County Head-On Collision
On Saturday (October 30, 2021) evening there was a head-on crash near Hebron. This head-on crash near Hebron involved two vehicles, and occurred at the intersection of Route 47 and O’Brien Road in unincorporated Hebron.
An excerpt regarding the collision, from the Lake & McHenry County Scanner of October 31, 2021 titled “7 hospitalized…after head-on crash near Hebron.” An excerpt:
The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:27 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Route 47 and O’Brien Road in unincorporated Hebron for a vehicle crash.
Hebron Fire Chief Thomas Linneman said crews arrived to find two vehicles involved with heavy damage and people trapped.
A total of seven people were injured. Two medical helicopters were initially requested to the scene but only one was needed, Linneman said.
All seven people were hospitalized. According to an update provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, one of the drivers (of a 2019 Nissan sedan) was traveling eastbound on O’Brien and failed to yield at a stop sign. The Nissan then struck a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse that was traveling southbound on Route 47.
The driver of the Nissan, identified as Amber Gonzaque, 36, was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign.
This head-on crash near Hebron remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Crash
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Head-on collisions are one of the most forceful and physically traumatic types of vehicle accidents. Due to the level of force and trauma that vehicle occupants are subjected to, these crashes often lead to very serious injuries. It is common for injuries to be life-threatening in nature, and fatalities routinely result. The fatalities often occur at the accident scene.
Head-on crashes are further discussed on the “McHenry County ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. Various reasons as to why these frontal crashes are discussed. As well, various McHenry County crashes of this type are mentioned. As seen in those accidents listed, a number of these accidents resulted in at least one fatality.