There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday evening (July 31, 2016) in Sugar Grove Township.
According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the crash at approximately 6:40 p.m. The accident scene was near the intersection of Jericho Road and McCannon Road. According to preliminary crash investigation findings, the accident involved a motorcyclist (identified as Pawel Czop, 31, of Schaumburg) attempting to pass two cars that were traveling east on Jericho Road, but these vehicles were slowing as the lead car, a Dodge Charger, was starting to turn north onto McCannon Road.
As the motorcycle went into the opposite lane to pass the Charger, the motorcycle struck the rear driver’s side of the Charger.
Czop was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Czop was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora for treatment of his accident injuries, and pronounced dead there.
The driver of the Charger, as well as a passenger, were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora for treatment of minor accident injuries.
An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article of August 1, 2016, titled “Schaumburg motorcyclist dead following crash near Sugar Grove“:
Kane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and members of the Kane County Crash Reconstruction Team will continue to investigate the crash. No citations were immediately issued. Jericho Road was closed for about four hours after the crash, the release stated.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above as well as the August 1 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash in Sugar Grove Township.”
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