A man in his 60s suffered severe injuries after an SUV slammed into his motorcycle that was stopped at a traffic light in Round Lake Sunday morning, police said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Police Department responded around 8:40 a.m. Sunday to Route 134 and Fairfield Road for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Round Lake Police Chief David Prus told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the crash involved three vehicles — a sedan, an SUV and a motorcycle.
Officers learned the motorcycle was stopped at the traffic light facing southbound on Fairfield Road at Route 134.
The motorcycle was stopped behind another stopped vehicle, a Ford Fusion, Prus said.
The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2012 Honda Pilot, which pushed the motorcycle into the Ford.
The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 60s, suffered severe injuries, Prus said.
He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening.
None of the occupants in the Ford or the Honda were injured.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to conduct a crash investigation.
Prus said there was no indication that the driver of the Honda was driving impaired.
The roadway shut down for several hours. The crash occurred at the Metra Milwaukee District North line tracks and trains were slowed down in the area, resulting in train traffic delays.
The roadway was reopened after approximately four hours of being shut down.
The crash remains under investigation by the Round Lake Police Department and MCAT.