A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was flown to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a crash involving a car in Fox River Grove, police said.
The Fox River Grove Police Department and Fox River Grove Fire Department responded around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday to Route 22 and Route 14 for a motorcycle crash.
The crash, which happened east of Route 14 on Route 22 near Ski Hill Road, was called in by a passing Barrington-Countryside ambulance. Paramedics from the passing ambulance stopped and began working CPR on the motorcyclist.
A Flight For Life medical helicopter was called and landed nearby at the Algonquin Road Elementary School. The motorcyclist was stabilized and transferred to the waiting helicopter, which transported the victim to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the motorcyclist suffered critical injuries. A condition of the motorcyclist was not immediately known, Covelli said.
Fox River Grove Police Chief Eric Waitrovich said that the driver of the other vehicle was transported by ambulance to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
Covelli said that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist the Fox River Grove Police Department with technical crash investigation support. Route 22 from Route 14 to Ski Hill Road was closed for the investigation for several hours.
It is unknown what caused the crash or if any citations have been issued.
This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.