A 16-year-old boy was transported to the hospital by a medical helicopter after he crashed a mini bike in a residential neighborhood near McHenry Saturday evening.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry Township Fire Protection District and Johnsburg Police Department responded around 9:46 p.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Finch Trail in unincorporated McHenry.
The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed that a 16-year-old boy was riding on a 2021 Coleman mini bike.
The juvenile was riding the bike on the street.
For unknown reasons, the juvenile lost control of the mini bike and fell onto the road, the sheriff’s office said.
The boy was not wearing a helmet and struck his head on the pavement.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was called to land at one of McHenry’s fire stations.
The ambulance met the helicopter at the fire station and the victim was transferred to the helicopter.
The sheriff’s office said the boy was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
His condition was not released, however, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The juvenile was issued a citation for operating a non-highway vehicle on the roadway.
The investigation remains ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.