A Grayslake woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a semi-truck while riding her bicycle in Kenosha County Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office and Village of Bristol Fire/Rescue Department responded around 10:07 a.m. Thursday to the 15200 block of CTH K in the Village of Bristol.
Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. David Wright said deputies received a report of a serious vehicle crash involving a bicyclist and semi-truck.
Initial reports indicated that a 1998 Kenworth semi-truck was traveling eastbound on CTH K.
A bicyclist was also traveling eastbound in front of the semi and suddenly made a left turn into its path, Wright said.
The maneuver resulted in the bicyclist being struck by the semi-truck.
The bicyclist, a 53-year-old Grayslake woman, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Froedert Pleasant Prairie Hospital.
She was later transferred to Froedtert Milwaukee by Flight for Life.
The woman’s condition remains critical at this time, Wright said.
The operator of the semi-truck was issued a citation for operating a commercial vehicle without a license.
The Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to the scene to assist in the crash investigation due to the serious injuries.
Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at 262-605-5100.