Elgin Fatal Motorcycle Collision Along Route 31 Near Wing Street

An Elgin fatal motorcycle collision occurred early Tuesday (June 11, 2019) morning. The accident involved an apparent loss of motorcycle control and led to the death of the rider, a 49-year-old man from Palatine.

This fatal Elgin motorcycle collision is discussed in a number of media sources, including the June 11, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Palatine man killed in motorcycle crash in Elgin.” An excerpt:

The crash happened about 5:52 a.m., when it appears the motorcycle traveling south on Route 31 crossed the centerline and collided with a 2005 Honda SUV traveling north near Wing Street, police said.

The 49-year-old motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was critically injured and transported to Presence St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Route 31 was closed for more than three hours.

The reason for the the motorcycle crossing into the opposing lane does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time. This fatal Elgin motorcycle collision remains under investigation. The accident investigation is being conducted by the Elgin Police Department. Those with information concerning the accident are asked to contact the Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 847-289-2616.

Additional details regarding this fatal Elgin motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Elgin Courier-News article of June 11 titled “Palatine man dies after his motorcycle hits oncoming SUV on Route 31 in Elgin.”

There can be many reasons as to why a motorcycle loss of control can occur. Some of these reasons are caused by actions – or inactions – of the motorcyclist. Other reasons can be somewhat or completely outside of the motorcyclist’s control, and as such these accidents can be very difficult for the rider to avoid. The subject of loss of motorcycle control, which has been a cause of many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page.


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