A woman was trapped in her vehicle after a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon in Bolingbrook and had to be extricated by the fire department.
The incident took place about 3 p.m. Tuesday outside Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital at 500 Remington Blvd., according to police Lt. Michael Rompa.
A black 1996 Monte Carlo driven by a 43-year-old man was pulling out of the main hospital parking lot and making a turn onto eastbound Remington, Rompa said.
The 2014 Toyota Highlander driven by the 45-year-old female victim was driving eastbound in the left lane of Remington when the Monte Carlo struck the driver’s side of the woman’s SUV, “creating substantial damage” and pushing the SUV off the road, according to Rompa.
The woman was extricated from the wrecked vehicle by the Bolingbrook Fire Department and transported to the hospital, he said.
The injury did not appear life-threatening, according Rompa.
Remington was closed for a short time for assisting the occupants and clearing the scene, Rompa said.