Motorcyclist Struck By Car In Algonquin Illinois

A motorcycle accident occurred in Algonquin, Illinois this afternoon, injuring one man.

Details are relatively limited.

The motorcyclist was struck by a car at Randall Road and Algonquin Road. It is being reported that the accident occurred around 12:41 p.m.

The motorcyclist is said to be 42 years old, from Lake in the Hills; he was taken to Sherman Hospital for his injuries.

The motorist, an 18-year-old woman from Wonder Lake, was traveling northbound on Randall Road, and was making a left turn onto Algonquin Road, when she struck the motorcycle, which was traveling southbound.

The motorist was cited with failure to yield the right of way.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the August 31 Algonquin Patch article titled “Lake in the Hills Motorcyclist Struck by Car.”

West Frankfort Illinois Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon east of West Frankfort, Illinois.

James J. Rotramel, 37, of West Frankfort, was pronounced dead at the scene at the accident at 2:55 p.m.

According to Illinois State Police, the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and subsequently struck a utility pole.

The accident occurred on Route 149 roughly one-tenth of a mile east of Cedar Hill Road.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details can be found in the August 31 Benton Evening News story titled “West Frankfort man dies in motorcycle accident.”

Head-On Crash Between Motorcycle And Chicago Police SUV Leaves 2 Injured

A motorcyclist and a Chicago Police SUV were involved in a head-on crash this morning on Chicago’s South Side.

The accident occurred around 2 a.m. in the 8500 block of South Chicago Avenue, according to police.

The motorcyclist was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.  The man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, though he did suffer some broken bones, police said.

The police officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

Additional details can be found in the August 30 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cop, motorcyclist hurt in South Side head-on crash.”


Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Kankakee County Leaves One Man Dead

A fatal motorcycle accident occurred in Kankakee County, Illinois on Monday afternoon at around 3:45 p.m.

Killed was Anthony J. Perry, 54, of Calumet City.  He was riding his motorcycle, a 2002 Harley, east on Illinois Route 17 near 8000 West Road, when he ran into the back of a stopped car, a 2006 Honda, which had stopped for a school bus that was unloading, according to police.

The impact of the collision tossed Perry and his passenger from the motorcycle; it also pushed the Honda into the car ahead of it.

According to police, Perry was unable to stop his motorcycle in time to avoid the collision, but they didn’t say whether speed played a factor.

The drivers of the other two vehicles weren’t injured.

Perry and his passenger, whom authorities haven’t identified, were taken to Riverside Medical Center, where Perry was pronounced dead.

The crash is under investigation.

Sources for this story include the Daily Journal article of August 29 titled “Kankakee County:  2 injured in accident on Ill. 17 West” and the August 30 Chicago Tribune article titled “South suburban man dies in motorcycle crash in Kankakee County.”

Motorcyclist Killed On I-88 In Illinois, Cause Of Accident In Dispute

On Friday night, August 26, Nicholas Linton, 29, of Aurora was killed while riding his motorcycle on I88 (Interstate 88) near the Winfield Road exit.  The accident occurred around 9:15 p.m.

The cause of the accident remains in dispute, and the accident remains under investigation.

There appears to be two differing views on the cause of the accident; one, that Linton and a fellow motorcyclist collided; the second, that an Illinois State Trooper got in front of the motorcyclists and “cut off” Linton, thereby causing his fall. Details on the accident can be seen in the August 29 Beacon-News article titled “Aurora motorcyclist dies on I-88; friends blame state trooper.”