11 People Hospitalized, Car Crashes into Hayride in Little Rock Township

LITTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP, Ill. — Approximately 11 people were injured after a car hit a hayride wagon Saturday in Kendall County, authorities said. The accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. in Little Rock Township near River Road and Blackhawk Road.

“The strike from the vehicle was hard enough that people were ejected from the wagon itself,” Chief Witek said in a phone interview Saturday night.

The car flipped over after hitting the hayride wagon carrying 14 adults. According to the Fox Fire Department, “The strike from the vehicle was hard enough that people were ejected from the wagon itself.”

Chief Greg Witek says many of the injured suffered broken bones and some were unconscious when emergency crews arrived.

The 11 injured passengers were taken to four hospitals. Rush Copley Medical Center received three patients. One is in critical condition. The conditions of the other hayride passengers are unknown at this time. There were two people in the car, and they were both treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The tractor pulling the hayride was traveling at a slow rate of speed when it was rear-ended. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Department says the car driven by a 22-year-old woman from DeKalb slammed into the rear of the wagon being towed by a tractor. She was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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