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Man charged with DUI after woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash in Crystal Lake

A two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle at Route 14 and Route 31 in Crystal Lake left one person seriously injured and another with minor injuries Monday evening. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A motorcycle driver was charged with DUI after he rear-ended a car in Crystal Lake, causing serious injuries to his female passenger on the motorcycle Monday evening.

The Crystal Lake Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 8:16 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Route 14 and Route 31 for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said that a preliminary investigation determined a 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Route 14.

The motorcycle, driven by Ryan Hurst, 38, of Alsip, collided into the rear of a 2014 Ford Escape that was stopped facing eastbound on Route 14 at Route 31.

Kotlowski said that the motorcycle’s passenger, a 28-year-old McHenry woman, suffered serious injuries.

A two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle at Route 14 and Route 31 in Crystal Lake left one person seriously injured and another with minor injuries Monday evening. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

She was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital and flown by a medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

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Hurst suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital.

The driver of the Ford Escape, a 63-year-old Fox River Grove man, was uninjured.

Ryan Hurst, 38, of Alsip.

Kotlowski said that Hurst was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of aggravated driving while license revoked.

Hurst was transported to the McHenry County jail where he remains held on a $30,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

The crash remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Accident Investigation Team.


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