Police: Barrington motorists escaped with minor injuries

A tow truck operator prepares to remove the GMC Yukon from the scene of Wednesday's accident on Sowams Road. A tow truck operator prepares to remove the GMC Yukon from the scene of Wednesday's accident on Sowams Road.

A tow truck operator prepares to remove the GMC Yukon from the scene of Wednesday's accident on Sowams Road.

A tow truck operator prepares to remove the GMC Yukon from the scene of Wednesday’s accident on Sowams Road.

It appears the motorists involved in a scary-looking head-on crash on Sowams Road Wednesday morning, March 26, escaped with minor injuries.

According to police, neither motorist suffered life-threatening injuries. Cuts to the head and some other bleeding was the extent of the wounds, police stated.

At about 8 a.m., a Toyota minivan traveling south on Sowams Road near the Johannis Farm property collided with a GMC Yukon traveling north. Both vehicles suffered heavy front-end damage, and firefighters were forced to remove both driver’s side doors from the Yukon in order to free the motorist.

This Toyota minivan was involved in the early morning crash on Wednesday, March 26.

This Toyota minivan was involved in the early morning crash on Wednesday, March 26.

Rescue personnel from Barrington transported both drivers to the hospital following the crash. The vehicles did not have any passengers aside from the drivers.

The accident was serious enough to shut down Sowams Road from the intersection with Barneyville Road to just north of Sowams School for about an hour. Weather appeared to play a role in the accident, as a hard-hitting storm left a thin layer of snow and ice on local roads.

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