A man was flown to the hospital after being ejected from a vehicle that struck a utility pole.
Crews from the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded to the scene at Highway 14 near the South Street bridge overpass around 3:48 p.m. Sept. 24.
The vehicle, a Honda CR-V, left the roadway for unknown reasons. It struck and broke a utility pole before landing in a ditch, according to WFRD Captain Brendan Parker.
Parker estimated the ditch was approximately 20 feet from the roadway, and said the vehicle sustained significant damage. One person was ejected from the vehicle upon impact.
“At some point, the vehicle lost control. It looked like they were traveling westbound,” Parker said. “The person that was ejected was flown with what we believed to be life-threatening injuries.”
Flight for Life transported the first person, a male. A second person, a female, was transported to Centegra-Huntley, according to Parker. The female had freed herself from the vehicle before crews arrived.
It was unknown if the occupants were wearing seatbelts or whether the airbags deployed, according to Parker. It was also unknown whether the ejected occupant was the driver or passenger. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.