Police, firefighters and paramedics from Countryside Fire Protection District responded about 8:35 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 to a report of a motorcycle crash into a car on Route 83 at Endwood Drive, Long Grove.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and discovered crash near the intersection of Route 83 and Endwood Drive — just south of Westmoreland Drive in Long Grove near Vernon Hills. The operator of the motorcycle, a 25-year-old male of Hawthorn Woods, had been ejected in the crash and sustained significant injuries. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.
He was transported by Countryside FPD paramedics to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville via ambulance with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.
Preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle operator was traveling northbound on Route 83 at a high rate of speed. Witnesses reported the operator was driving recklessly and weaving in and out of traffic. As the operator approached Endwood Drive, he struck the rear-end of a northbound Honda Accord, driven by a 72-year-old, man of Prospect Heights.
Citations for the operator of the motorcycle are pending.
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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