Crystal Lake Police Arrest Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver After Serious Vehicle, Motorcycle Crash at Virginia Rd and Berkshire Dr

Crystal Lake police arrested the driver of a serious hit-and-run crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle that occurred Tuesday night at Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive. Crystal Lake police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:37 PM Tuesday September 10, 2019 to a hit-and-run crash with personal injury at Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive Crystal Lake, IL. Police received a report that a driver of a passenger car left the scene after hitting a motorcyclist. Police and firefighter/paramedics on arrival discovered the male driver of the motorcycle and a female passenger were injured.

The offending driver’s vehicle was described as a red 2006 Buick 4-door with damage to the front bumper. The vehicle was last seen westbound on Virginia Road.

One of the people riding the motorcycle possibly suffered life-threatening injuries, and Flight for Life was dispatched to the scene.

One patient was transported by Flight for Life Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, and one patient was transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with injuries that were not initially considered life-threatening.

Initial investigation determined the motorcycle was headed southbound on Virginia Road when it was hit by a vehicle, possibly headed westbound on Berkshire Drive.

The intersection and nearby roadways were closed for several hours for the crash investigation. The Crystal Lake Police Department participates in Everbridge NIXLE notifications, but no NIXLE alert was activated regarding this crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Anonymous tips can be sent by text message, starting with “CLPDTIP” along with the tip information, to 847411.

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