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Police: Condition of 2 teens hit on bicycles in Lakewood improving

Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com
McHenry County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate the scene after two teen boys riding their bicycles were hit by a car June 30 near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Riverside Drive in Lakewood.
Sarah Nader – snader@shawmedia.com McHenry County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate the scene after two teen boys riding their bicycles were hit by a car June 30 near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Riverside Drive in Lakewood.

LAKEWOOD – The condition of two 15-year-old Crystal Lake boys who were hit by a car while riding their bicycles June 30 has improved after they were sent to the hospital in serious condition, police said Friday.

Officer Todd Richardson, who was serving as acting Lakewood police chief the night of the incident, said he could not comment on the state of the two teens, but he said their condition has improved.

Lakewood police were called at 5:55 p.m. June 30 for a report of a crash near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Riverside Drive.

Crystal Lake police were the first to respond after a bystander flagged down an officer, Richardson said.

The two teens were riding bicycles west on Lake Avenue when they were struck by a car traveling east, Richardson said.

One teen was taken to Centegra Hospital – Huntley and was later flown to a hospital in Rockford. The other teen was directly flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Richardson said.

The cause of the crash still is under investigation, and no citations have been issued, Richardson said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

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