“Head-On” Collision In Unincorporated Woodstock

McHenry County “Head-On” Collision

There was a “head-on collision” in McHenry County in unincorporated Woodstock on Monday morning, November 30, 2015.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, in a November 30 media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Personal Injury Traffic Accident,” the accident involved two vehicles. and happened at approximately 8:50 a.m.  According to a preliminary investigation, at that time – for a reason currently unknown – a Pontiac Grand Prix traveling westbound on Route 176 drove onto the shoulder of the road, then went into the opposing lane of traffic.  In doing so, it struck a black Toyota Sienna.  The accident happened on Route 176 just west of Dean Street.

The drivers of both vehicles had to be extricated from their vehicles by firefighters.  The driver of the Sienna, identified as Maria Binotti, 46, of Marengo, was taken to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock for treatment of her accident injuries.  She was listed in stable condition later Monday.

The driver of the Grand Prix, identified as James Caldwell, 28, of Wonder Lake, was also taken to Centegra Hospital before being transferred to Lutheran General Hospital.  He was reported to be in serious to critical condition.

An excerpt from the media release mentioned above:

Other factors contributing to the crash are unknown at this time, but alcohol is not believed to be involved.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.  Huntley, Woodstock, and Lakewood Fire Departments all assisted at the scene. Members of the Lakewood Police Departments assisted with traffic control.

For Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above, as well as the November 30, 2015 Northwest Herald article titled “Wonder Lake man, Marengo woman injured in crash near Woodstock.”