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A 51-year-old man is in critical condition and had to be flown to the hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle, struck a curb and crashed in Algonquin Sunday evening.

The Algonquin Police Department and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded around 5:40 p.m. Sunday to Algonquin Road west of Sandbloom Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Officers arrived and learned that a 51-year-old Burlington man struck a curb while driving westbound on Route 62 west of Sandbloom Road.

Algonquin Police Department Sgt. Jason Burzynski said witnesses who were riding alongside the motorcycle involved reported that the man lost control of his motorcycle just prior to striking the raised curb.

The motorcycle bounced off the curb and began to fishtail as it continued westbound.

The driver never regained control of the motorcycle and it rolled over onto its side, ejecting the driver, Burzynski said.

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No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved in the incident.

A fire department dispatch indicated people were performing CPR on the motorcycle driver at the scene.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley by ambulance.

A LifeNet medical helicopter landed at the hospital and transported the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in critical condition.

Burzynski said officers shut down the westbound lanes of Route 62 between Sandbloom Road and Longwood Drive for nearly two hours.

The incident remains under investigation by the Algonquin Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-4531.