Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

Two Flight For Life helicopters were requested after a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in unincorporated McHenry County.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded at 2:14 p.m. to a report of a single motorcycle involved in a crash in the 16600 block of Garden Valley Road in unincorporated Seneca Township.

Preliminary investigation indicates the 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was headed east on Garden Valley Road, where it entered a curve, exited the roadway to the right and went into a ditch. The motorcycle overturned, causing the driver and passenger to be ejected.

The 56-year-old Elgin man was transported by Flight for Life to Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. The 47-year-old female was transported by Flight for Life to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Speed is not believed to be a factor and neither person was wearing a helmet. The driver is listed in stable condition. The passenger is listed in serious condition.

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The driver of the motorcycle was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Additional charges are pending. The crash investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.

Photo album from the incident by Alex Vucha