A bicyclist, who police said was possibly intoxicated, has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he crashed into a mailbox near Fox River Grove.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Fox River Grove Fire Protection District responded around 5:50 p.m. Saturday to the 2100 block of Algonquin Road in unincorporated Fox River Grove.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Byrnes said deputies received a report of a bicyclist who crashed into a mailbox.
Deputies arrived and learned a 53-year-old man was riding on a bicycle.
He crashed into a mailbox and fell into the ditch in front of a residence.
No vehicles or other people were involved in the incident.
The man was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Byrnes said the victim suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident. His exact condition was not immediately known.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, Byrnes added.
The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.