Official: Man flown to hospital after incident in Woodstock

By LINDSAY GLOOR - lgloor@shawmedia.com Published: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 8:05 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 8:05 a.m. CDT
Alex Vucha - Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Flight For Life transported a man in Woodstock Wednesday after emergency officials received a call involving "possible amputations." — Alex Vucha - Woodstock Fire/Rescue District

WOODSTOCK – Preparation for a Flight For Life airlift in the parking lot of an abandoned KFC in Woodstock drew onlookers’ attention Wednesday afternoon.

The Woodstock Fire Department received a call about 11:50 a.m. for a man who had possible amputations, Woodstock fire Capt. Scott Nieman said. Emergency officials responded to the 100 block of Sunshine Lane in Woodstock and determined the man needed to be transported via Flight For Life.

The helicopter landed in the empty parking lot in the 2000 block of North Seminary Avenue in Woodstock to transport the man, who remained stable, Nieman said.

Nieman said he could not provide the name of the hospital where the man was taken but said it had a Level 1 trauma center. He would not specify the man’s specific injury nor how it occurred.

Police were not available for comment Wednesday afternoon regarding the man’s age, identity or specific injury.