Crystal Lake Man, 23, in Critical Condition after Dirt Bike Accident

Kyle R. Pratt was injured Saturday afternoon while riding a Motocross near Nunda Trail and Terra Cotta Road just outside Crystal Lake city limits.

A Crystal Lake man is listed in critical condition after he lost control of his dirt bike late Saturday afternoon and crashed on ComEd property in unincorporated Crystal Lake.

Kyle R. Pratt, 23, 995 Whitehall Way, was transported from the scene and initially taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry.

From there, he was flown via medical helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he is listed in critical condition, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren.

Pratt was riding a 2002 Suzuki RM Motocross at about 5:21 p.m. Saturday, April 13. He was traveling eastbound on ComEd property located under the high voltage power lines in an area west of Terra Cotta Road and south of Nunda Trail.

He lost control of the bike for unknown reasons, and was ejected from the Suzuki as it continued eastbound and collided with a chain link fence. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Nygren said in a release.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigations Unit.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Conservation Police, Crystal Lake Police Department, and Crystal Lake Fire Protection District responded to the scene of a reported motorcycle crash. 

Stephanie Price April 16, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Thanks Jessica...I don't see anything wrong with the sentence either!
Danielle Lockwood April 16, 2013 at 11:38 AM
There's a 23 year old dying in the hospital and your only comment is about the writter's grammar? You have no respect "Julie" This is what's wrong with our society. I hope this young man can recover from this terrible accident.
Pc April 17, 2013 at 04:02 AM
Love you Kyle!!! I hope you get threw this
Donna J April 20, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I just heard the news that this young gentleman passed away this morning. Please pray for him as he enters the gates of Heaven and pray for his family and friends to find the strength to get through this difficult time.
Stephanie Price April 20, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Sorry to hear. Too young.


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