Motorcyclist Critically Injured After Crossing Double Line on Route 120 Near Raffel Rd, Woodstock


McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:30 a.m. Saturday September 9, 2017 to a report of a serious motorcycle crash at Route 120 and Raffel Road in unincorporated Woodstock..

A 20 year-old man from Wonder Lake suffered traumatic injuries and was transported by Flight for Life to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was listed in critical condition.

At about 7:26 a.m. Saturday, a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by the 20-year-old man was headed eastbound on Route 120 east of Raffel Road. Sheriff’s officials said the driver of the Suzuki motorcycle crossed over the double yellow centerline attempting to pass a line of cars.

A 2002 Buick Century, driven by a 24-year-old female from Woodstock, was slowing to turn left into a parking lot and as the Buick turned, the motorcycle collided with the it, ejecting the driver from the motorcycle, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.


The driver of the motorcycle was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. The driver of the Buick did not initially report any injuries. There were no other passengers involved in either vehicle.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the crash. Route 120 was closed for approximately 4 hours during an extended crash investigation. Members of the Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire Protection District assisted with the investigation of the crash, which was also east of Marian Central Catholic High School.

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