A 10-year-old boy was injured and flown to the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the roadway near Johnsburg High School Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The Johnsburg Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 3:38 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Ringwood Road and Skyhawk Lane in Johnsburg for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Johnsburg Police Chief Keith Von Allmen said officers arrived and found a crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle, which had occurred near the Johnsburg High School.
Officers began administering first aid to the victim.
An investigation was conducted and officers learned from independent witnesses that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Ringwood Road.
Von Allmen said the bicyclist, a 10-year-old boy, was crossing Ringwood Road northbound from Hickory Way.
The vehicle had the right of way and there was no crosswalk where the boy was crossing, Von Allmen said.
Paramedics transported the child to the helipad at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
The child was transferred to a LifeNet helicopter, which flew him to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Von Allmen did not know the current condition of the child but said he was talking to officers at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with investigators to complete the investigation.
A crash investigation team was not requested and the roadway was not closed for an extended time.
No citations have been issued yet but the investigation remains ongoing, Von Allmen said.