Fire officials in suburban Richmond say that a man was taken to an area hospital after a crash sent his Jeep careening off a bridge and into a creek on Wednesday afternoon.
According to authorities, firefighters with the Richmond Township Fire Protection District and the Spring Grove Fire Protection District were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident just before 6 p.m.
Upon arriving on the scene, crews found two vehicles that had been involved in the incident. A car, which had suffered moderate damage, was still on the roadway, while another vehicle, a Jeep, had been pushed off the roadway, plunged down a 30-foot drop, and crashed into a creek at the base of a bridge.
Crews were able to extricate an unidentified man from the vehicle and transported him to Northwestern McHenry Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Another individual involved in the crash was taken to the same hospital, authorities said.
US Route 12 was closed for approximately two hours while a heavy-duty tow truck pulled the vehicle out of the water.