Authorities say an 11-year-old girl was seriously injured and flown to the hospital after being hit by a truck while riding her bicycle in McHenry Friday afternoon.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 4:38 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Curran Road and Dartmoor Drive for a vehicle crash with injuries.
McHenry Deputy Police Chief Thomas Walsh said officers arrived to find a crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.
A preliminary investigation showed the bicyclist was struck by a gray 2023 Ford F-150, which had been traveling south on Curran Road.
The bicyclist, an 11-year-old girl from McHenry, was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, Walsh said.
The ambulance met with a LifeNet helicopter at their helipad and the child was transferred to the helicopter for transport.
The helicopter flew the victim to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of serious injuries. Her condition was not immediately known.
The driver of the Ford, a 74-year-old woman, and the passenger, a 79-year-old man, were both uninjured.
Walsh said there were no indications that alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash.
The McHenry County Regional Crash Assistance Team responded to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.
The team consists of police officers from the McHenry Police Department, Woodstock Police Department, Spring Grove Police Department, Harvard Police Department, Cary Police Department and the Johnsburg Police Department.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2599.