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Flight For Life called after 2 motorcycle riders ejected during hit-and-run crash in Crystal Lake

Two motorcycle riders were seriously injured after their motorcycle was struck by a sedan at Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive in Crystal Lake Tuesday evening | Photo: Alex Vucha.

A man suffered life-threatening injuries and a woman suffered serious injuries after their motorcycle was struck by a sedan, which then fled the scene in Crystal Lake Tuesday evening.

The Crystal Lake Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue responded around 7:37 p.m. Tuesday to Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Derek Hyrkas said that the motorcycle, driven by a man with a woman as his passenger, was traveling southbound on Virginia Road when a red sedan struck the motorcycle in the intersection at Berkshire Drive.

Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected onto the roadway. The red sedan fled the scene heading westbound on Berkshire Drive.

A Marine that was driving by and saw the crash began performing CPR on the male driver before first responders arrived. He was transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was called and transported the woman to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries, police said.

“Our Accident Investigation Team is actively examining the scene and collecting evidence. The roadway remains closed while the investigation continues,” Hyrkas said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).


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