Motorcyclist Dies Following Collision In Joliet

There was a fatal motorcycle accident September 25, 2014 in Joliet.  In this crash, the motorcyclist was fatally injured and the motorcycle passenger was in critical condition.

According to Joliet Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:00 p.m.,  in the 700 block of Railroad Street as the motorcyclist was pulling out of the  B&B Riverfront Bar and Grill.  At that time, the northbound motorcyclist “sideswiped” a car as he attempted to change lanes.

After the collision, the motorcyclist, identified as  Patrick McDermott, 52, of Joliet, was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center, for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he died early the next morning.

The female passenger on the motorcycle was transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in critical condition.   Her injuries are reported to include “severe leg injuries.”

An excerpt from the September 30, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed, woman critically hurt in Joliet crash“:

Police said McDermott was at the bar before the crash planning a benefit for another person who had recently been killed in a crash. No alcohol was found in his system, or in the driver of the other vehicle.

Additional details regarding this Illinois fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the September 30 article titled “Joliet police say alcohol not a factor in Wednesday motorcycle crash.”


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