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Woman airlifted to hospital after car accident on I-90

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A two-car collision lands five people in the hospital.

The accident took place on I-90 near the Genoa Road exit. To break the collision down, we'll number the cars one and two. According to state police, car one swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle that cut him off. By swerving, car one ran into car two, causing them both to go in the ditch. Car two then caught fire, the aftermath of that fire is evident in the black, burnt grass. All five people involved are now being treated at St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford, four of them for non-life threatening injuries. The fifth person, a young female, was airlifted by a LifeLine helicopter because of critical burn injuries. Cars, at one point, were backed up six miles from the accident. For a vehicle that has air conditioning and liquid cooling, then traffic like that is just a waiting game. But that wasn't the case for one motorcyclist exposed to the heat.

"It's hot, especially on the new black top where it's darker. It feels like it's about 15 or 20 degrees hotter sitting on that blacktop. But you get in the shade of the over-pass and it's a little bit nicer." -says motorcyclist Scott Bode, who was headed to St. Charles from Janesville, WI when he hit traffic.

All lanes are now open on Highway 90.

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