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Motorcyclist injured in Route 14 accident

CRYSTAL LAKE – A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon, Crystal Lake police said.

The motorcycle and another vehicle were westbound on Route 14, east of Pingree Road, the two collided, Sgt. Tom Kotlowski said.

The accident is still being investigated, and there are conflicting reports about whether the vehicle rearended the motorcycle or the motorcycle changed lanes into the vehicle, he said.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Kotlowski said. He was alert and conscious following the accident.

He was not wearing a helmet, Kotlowski said.

His name was not released because of pending notification of the family.

Kotlowski was not aware of whether he had been released from hospital.

Police do not believe either driver was impaired and do not believe that distracted driving played a role, he said.

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