Cary police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Fox River Road and Woodland Avenue in unincorporated Cary, Illinois to a report of a serious one-vehicle motorcycle crash. Flight for Life was placed on standby because of the report of the crash.
The first Cary firefighter/paramedics upon arrival reported a victim was a good distance off the roadway, and that it appeared CPR was underway. A short time later firefighter/paramedics reported the man was in traumatic cardiac arrest, and canceled Flight for Life standby. In the past certain conditions with cardiac arrest preclude medical helicopter transport.
Cary FPD Ambulance 252’s crew transported the man to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, where he was pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation found that the man was traveling east on Fox River Road on a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the roadway, entered a ditch on the south side of the road and struck a utility pole, according to Lake County Sheriff’s office. The motorcycle driver was thrown from the bike. The location is just north of the Fox River, and almost four miles east of US 14 — closer to Lake Barrington in Lake County than downtown Cary in McHenry County. The Lake County-McHenry County border in the area is at North Hickory Nut Grove Road.
The name of the motorcycle driver — a resident of Cary — is being withheld pending notification of family.
The fatal crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.
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