MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- One near head on collision left three people injured.
Around 12:40 p.m. near Rock Cut State Park, police say one car was headed east on 173 when the driver swerved into another car headed westbound.
The driver at fault told police he was having steering problems just before the accident.
That driver suffered minor leg injuries and refused medical attention while one of their two passengers was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
A female driver in the other vehicle was airlifted to the hospital with a laceration to the head. Her condition is unknown at this time.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Around the same time this afternoon, there was another accident at Elm Street and Wyman Street in downtown Rockford.
Police say two cars collided and one crashed into a pole.
That driver is in serious condition and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.