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Motorcyclist critically injured after driving in opposite lanes of traffic, striking car in Woodstock

Photo by Alex Vucha.
Photo by Alex Vucha.

A 20-year-old man was listed in critical condition Saturday morning after a motorcycle and car crashed in unincorporated Woodstock.

At around 7:26 a.m. on Saturday, a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by a 20-year-old man from Wonder Lake, was headed eastbound on Route 120 east of Raffel Road. Sheriff’s officials said that the driver of the Suzuki crossed over the double yellow centerline attempting to pass a line of cars.

A 2002 Buick Century, driven by a 24-year-old female from Woodstock, was slowing to turn left into a parking lot and as the Buick turned the motorcycle collided with the it, ejecting the driver from the motorcycle, authorities said.

Photo by Alex Vucha.
Photo by Alex Vucha.

The driver of the motorcycle was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. He was transported by a Flight For Life medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville with serious injuries. The driver of the Buick sustained no injuries. Officials said that no other occupants were within, or riding on, any of the vehicles.

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Route 120 remained closed for approximately 4 hours during the investigation.

Photo by Alex Vucha.
Photo by Alex Vucha.

Members of the Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire Protection District assisted. The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.

 


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