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Boy, 16, critically injured in Palatine dirt bike crash

The boy was riding his dirt bike about 1:50 p.m. when he left the road in the 300 block of North Lytle Drive and crashed into a tree, Palatine police said.

A boy died days after he was injured in a crash.
A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a dirt bike crash April 18, 2020, in the 300 block of North Lytle Drive.
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A 16-year-old boy was critically injured after crashing his dirt bike Saturday in northwest suburban Palatine.

The boy was riding his dirt bike about 1:50 p.m. when he left the road in the 300 block of North Lytle Drive and crashed into a tree, Palatine police said.

He was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights with critical injuries, police said, and later airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Palatine police are investigating the crash.