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Construction flagger taken to hospital after hit by car in McHenry

A construction flagger was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening after being hit by a car Friday in McHenry, police said.

The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded at 9:32 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Green Street and Turnberry Drive where it found a black 2018 Honda had hit a construction flagger while turning southbound on to Green Street, according to a news release.

The 56-year-old female construction flagger was taken to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening while the driver of the Honda did not report any injuries, according to the release. No one else was in the Honda.

The driver of the Honda was cited for disobeying a flagger at a construction site and failure to proceed with caution in a work zone causing injury to a worker, according to the release.

The McHenry County Regional Crash Assistance Team responded to the crash scene, according to the release. The team consists of officers from the McHenry, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Harvard, Cary and Johnsburg police departments.

This traffic crash remains under investigation.

The McHenry Police Department asks anyone with information to contact its criminal investigation division at 815-363-2599. Anonymous information can be provided by calling the McHenry Police Department’s tip line at 815-363-2124, which does not use caller ID.

A construction flagger was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Friday, July 16, 2021, at the intersection of Green Street and Turnberry Drive in McHenry, police said.

A construction flagger was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car Friday, July 16, 2021, at the intersection of Green Street and Turnberry Drive in McHenry, police said. (Alex Vucha for Shaw Local/)

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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