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A motorcyclist was cited after sheriff’s officials say he was flown to the hospital with serious injuries after causing a crash involving a truck on Route 173 near Hebron.

The Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:43 p.m. Friday to Route 173 and Fink Road in unincorporated Harvard for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Communication Specialist Emily Matusek said deputies learned a 2000 Ford Ecoline F-450 pickup truck was traveling westbound on Route 173.

The Ford, which was pulling a trailer, was approaching the intersection at Fink Road and began making a turn onto a dirt trail, Matusek said.

The driver of the Ford made a wide right turn in an attempt to avoid a guardrail, Matusek said.

A 2022 Yamaha YZF motorcycle was behind the pickup truck and attempted to pass it on the right.

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The motorcycle, driven by a 23-year-old Loves Park man, collided with the truck in the intersection.

Paramedics transported the 23-year-old man to Hebron’s fire station on Route 173.

A LifeNet medical helicopter responded and landed at the fire station to meet the ambulance.

The helicopter flew the man to Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital—Riverside in Rockford, Matusek said.

The man suffered serious injuries in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured.

Court records show the motorcyclist was cited for improper passing on the right by a motorcycle.