Lake County Sheriff: Motorcyclist Runs Red Light, Hits Chevrolet Equinox at Rollins Road and Wilson Road, Ingleside

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighter/paramedics from Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Fire Department responded about 1:10 p.m. Saturday October 12, 2019 to a vehicle versus motorcycle traffic crash with injuries at Rollins Road and Wilson Road in Ingleside. Sheriff’s Deputies and firefighter/paramedics arrived and found the driver of the motorcycle critically injured in the roadway.

The motorcycle driver, a 48-year-old male of unincorporated Lake Villa, was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was listed in critical condition. The driver of a Chevrolet Equinox did not initially report being injured. The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and sustained life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the motorcycle — a 2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide — was traveling southbound on Wilson Road. According to witnesses, the driver of the Harley-Davidson entered the intersection, disobeying a red light. The driver of the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling westbound on Rollins Road through the intersection. The Harley-Davidson struck the passenger side of the Chevrolet Equinox. The driver of a Chevrolet Equinox, a 67-year-old male from Ingleside, was cooperating with the investigation, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

The Speed Limit on southbound Wilson Road is 30 MPH according to Google Maps Street View August 2012. The Speed Limit on westbound Rollins Road is 40 MPH according to Google Maps Street View on October 2012. Both roadways are 2-lane roadway with a third left turn lane. Motorist driving on westbound Rollins have a view of southbound Wilson Road that is obscured by trees and shrubs.

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