Fatal Bridgeview Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday night (August 11, 2017) in Bridgeview.

This Chicago-area motorcycle accident appears to involve a motorist making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

First responders went to the accident scene, which was in the 8700 block of Olympic Drive, at 10:26 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the fatal motorcycle collision, from the August 12, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in Bridgeview crash“:

Upon arrival, officers interviewed witnesses and determined that a motorcycle traveling east on 87th Street from Harlem crashed into a car traveling north on Olympic that was preparing to make a left turn to go west on 87th Street, Hanania said. The motorcycle was unable to stop and struck the driver’s side of the car.

The motorcyclist, identified as Matthew Englehart, 30, of Burbank.  Among his injuries included severe head trauma.  He died at the accident scene.

The driver of the car was identified as a 17-year-old girl.

The crash investigation is ongoing.  At this point no citations related to the accident have been issued.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the August 12 Oak Lawn Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Bridgeview Crash Identified as Burbank Man.”


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