A driver was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his motorcycle in Woodstock Monday evening and suffered severe injuries that required him to be transported to the hospital by helicopter, police said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Fire Rescue District responded around 8:25 p.m. Monday to the 10300 block of Arabian Trail in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash.
Woodstock Fire Rescue District spokesman Alex Vucha said that while emergency crews were responding, they received a report that the motorcyclist was unconscious.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was requested with a landing zone at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Vucha said.
Emergency crews arrived and located a motorcycle and an unconscious rider down on the roadway.
Crews immediately began lifesaving measures on the male rider.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Matusek said the driver suffered severe injuries.
Paramedics transported the man to the landing zone where he was subsequently airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in serious condition, Vucha said.
Matusek said the driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was cited for driving under the influence and issued a notice to appear in court.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, Vucha added.
The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.