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Crash involving motorcycle, car leaves 2 with life-threatening injuries in Harvard

Photo by Alex Vucha

An 18-year-old Harvard man has been charged following a crash involving a car and motorcycle that left two people with life-threatening injuries in Harvard on Sunday

Harvard police and firefighters were called at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday to Marengo Road and Brink Street in Harvard. Emergency crews found two people who were riding on the motorcycle who suffered life-threatening injuries.

A REACT medical helicopter and Flight For Life helicopter were both called to the scene to fly the victims to Rockford Memorial hospital.

Police said that Yonatan Escobar-Albarran, 18, of Harvard, was issued two citations for failure to yield at a stop or yield intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Photo by Alex Vucha

Police said that Escobar-Albarran was driving southbound on Marengo Road when he collided with the motorcycle that was driving westbound on Brink Street. Officials said that he did not yield at the intersection.

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The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit responded to assist with the investigation.


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