Child Bicyclist Hit by Vehicle, Seriously Injured at McHenry Ave and Virginia St Crystal Lake

Popeyes on Virginia Street near McHenry Avenue Crystal Lake (Image capture March 2022 ©2022)
Popeyes on Virginia Street and McHenry Avenue in Crystal Lake (Image capture March 2022 ©2022).

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Crystal Lake responded about 3:39 p.m. Monday, October 31, 2022 to a report of a child bicyclist hit by a vehicle near Popeyes, 340 West Virginia Street in Crystal Lake.

Police, firefighters, and paramedics arrived to find a 12 year-old male bicyclist that was hit by a vehicle. The child was suffering from multiple traumatic injuries, and was transported to the LifeNet helipad at Northwest Medicine McHenry Hospital about 8 miles away in McHenry. The medical helicopter was placed on standby, and the pediatric patient was treated and then transported by helicopter to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

McHenry Avenue was closed down around the crash scene.

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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