A two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle left one person critically injured at Route 12 and Hunter Drive in Richmond. | Photo: Richmond Fire District

A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a crash involving another vehicle on Route 12 in Richmond Friday evening, authorities said.

The Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Richmond Police Department responded around 6:15 p.m. Friday to Route 12 and Hunter Drive in Richmond for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Fire crews arrived to find two vehicles involved, one of which was a motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was found unresponsive at the scene, fire officials said.

Paramedics began treating the victim and called for a medical helicopter to land at the fire station.

One of Mercyhealth’s emergency field vehicles — called MD-1 — was also called to the scene to assist with medical care.

MD-1 vehicles are staffed by residency-trained emergency medicine physicians and they can help paramedics stabilize a patient before they are transported to the hospital from a scene.

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The MD-1 unit and the medical helicopter were both canceled. The ambulance transported the victim to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital.

The motorcyclist was in critical condition and later transferred by medical helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, fire officials said.

The driver of the second vehicle involved was evaluated by paramedics and the driver declined transport to the hospital.

The Richmond Police Department and Spring Grove Police Department assisted with shutting down Route 12 between Hunter Drive and Prospect Street.

The Richmond Township Fire Protection District said they urged all drivers to use caution and remind motorcycle riders to wear a helmet.

The crash investigation is being handled by the Richmond Police Department.