A 48-year-old Lake Villa man is in critical condition after police say he drove his motorcycle through a red light and struck an SUV in Ingleside Saturday afternoon.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Fire Protection District responded around 1:10 p.m. Saturday to Rollins Road and Wilson Road in Ingleside for a report of a vehicle and motorcycle involved crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that sheriff’s deputies found a 48-year-old Lake Villa man critically injured in the roadway.
Covelli said that a preliminary investigation shows that a 2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, driven by the 48-year-old man, was traveling southbound on Wilson Road.
Witnesses reported that the motorcyclist entered the intersection while the traffic light was red and struck the passenger side of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, Covelli said.
The Chevrolet, which was driven by a 67-year-old Ingleside man, was traveling westbound on Rollins Road through the intersection when the motorcycle struck it.
The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and sustained life-threatening injuries, Covelli said. He was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he remains in critical condition.
The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation, police said. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.