A 30-year-old Fox Lake woman was critically injured after her motorcycle crossed over into oncoming lanes and crashed into a car, which fled the scene, in Antioch early Sunday morning.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Antioch Fire Department responded around 1:45 a.m. Sunday to Grass Lake Road and Hillside Avenue in unincorporated Antioch for a crash involving a motorcycle.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Christopher Covelli said that a 2000 Harley Davidson XL1200S, driven by a 30-year-old Fox Lake woman, was traveling westbound on Grass Lake Road just east of Hillside Avenue.
A 2014 Chrysler 200, driven by a 26-year-old Antioch man, was traveling eastbound on Grass Lake Road.
“For an unknown reason, the driver of the Harley Davidson crossed the double-yellow lines and struck the eastbound Chrysler. The driver of the Chrysler fled from the scene following the crash,” Covelli said.
The motorcyclist had suffered critical injuries and was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The driver of the Chrysler fled to a restaurant in the 25400 block of West Bluff Lane in unincorporated Antioch and reported his vehicle stolen, police said.
“While being questioned about the stolen vehicle, the driver admitted he was indeed driving at the time of the crash, and his vehicle had not been stolen,” Covelli said.
The driver of the Chrysler was transported to an area hospital for toxicology testing. No charges have been filed yet but they likely will be in the future, police said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.