From the McHenry Countuy Sheriff’s Department:
SERIOUS CRASH INVOLVING THREE VEHICLES
A 36 year-old McHenry woman is in serious condition following a three-vehicle crash in unincorporated Crystal Lake on Saturday evening.
On September 11, 2021, at 9:31 p.m., members of McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Crystal Lake Police Department, Oakwood Hills Police Department, and Crystal Lake Fire Department responded to Route 31 and Crystal Lake Avenue in Crystal Lake for a crash involving a car and two motorcycles.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2011 Ford Fusion, traveling northbound on Route 31, was slowing down in traffic when a 2005 Harley Davidson struck the rear of the vehicle.
The male driver and female passenger were ejected from the motorcycle.
Another motorcycle, a 2003 Yamaha VStar, who was following behind the Harley Davidson, attempted to avoid the crash by laying his motorcycle down.
The driver of the Yamaha was ejected, and the motorcycle then struck the female passenger who was laying in the roadway.
The drivers of both motorcycles were transported by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry and later released with minor injuries.
The passenger of the Harley Davidson was transported to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville via helicopter where she remains in serious condition.
The driver of the Ford was treated and released on scene.
The operator and passenger of the motorcycles were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
The airbags did not deploy in the Ford.
The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit. Vehicle:
- 2011 Ford Fusion Driver, 35 year-old McHenry woman
- 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle Driver: 38 year-old McHenry man
Passenger: 36 year-old McHenry woman
- 2003 Yamaha VStar motorcycle Driver: 32 year-old Trevor, WI man-