A motorcyclist was hospitalized after he was reportedly driving at a high speed and crashed into a wall on I-94 near Gurnee, causing him to be ejected and the motorcycle to catch fire.
The Gurnee Fire Department and Illinois State Police responded around 4:30 p.m. Monday to Interstate 94 westbound at milepost 11.4 near Gurnee for a report of a vehicle crash.
Illinois State Police District 15 troopers arrived and found a single-vehicle motorcycle crash, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Jayme Bufford.
A preliminary report indicates the motorcycle, a black 2020 Kawasaki, was driving fast and recklessly prior to the crash, Bufford said.
The motorcycle struck the left wall while traveling westbound on Interstate 94 south of Route 120 and the driver was ejected from the motorcycle.
The motorcycle then caught fire after impact, Bufford said, adding no other vehicles were involved.
The driver, a 25-year-old Round Lake Beach man, was transported by the Gurnee Fire Department to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Lane one — which is the far left lane — was closed due to emergency equipment blocking the crash scene while all other lanes remained open.
The 25-year-old was cited for having no insurance and no registration along with improper lane usage.
The scene was cleared a short while later after a tow truck removed the motorcycle from the interstate.