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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.

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The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.