Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies and firefighter/paramedics Libertyville Fire Protection District responded about 1:07 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 to a report of a vehicle crash with a bicyclist near Buckley Road (Route 137) and Saint Mary’s Road in Green Oaks.
Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a car versus bicycle crash. The bicyclist was transported by firefighter/paramedics to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was listed in critical condition. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet.
A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, a 48 year old man from Round Lake Beach, was traveling west on Buckley Road and struck a bicyclist. The bicyclist, a 48 year-old man from Lincolnshire, was riding his bicycle west along the curb.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with investigators. The Speed Limit on Buckley Road near the crash scene is 45 MPH according to a Google Maps Street View image captured in November 2018. Westbound Buckley Road involves a slight curve to the right before a T-intersection with Saint Mary’s Road, which heads south into Green Oaks. the intersection is controlled by a stoplight.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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