Fatal Elgin, Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (May 12, 2017) in Elgin.  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

According to preliminary accident information provided by the Elgin Police Department, a motorcyclist (identified as Edward Kaneshiro, 72, of Elgin) was riding westbound on Summit Street collided with a vehicle traveling south on Shady Oaks Drive.  The collision happened at the intersection of those two streets.  First responders went to the accident scene at 2:47 p.m.

The other vehicle, driven by a 52-year-old Glendale Heights man, failed to yield to the motorcycle, which caused Kaneshiro to lose control of the motorcycle.  He was ejected during the crash.

Kaneshiro was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.

An excerpt from the Huntley Patch article of May 13, 2017, titled “Motorcyclist Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash in Elgin“:

The Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit and the Cook County Medical Examiner continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is encouraged to call (847) 289-2660.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Huntley Patch article mentioned above, as well as the May 14 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “72-year-old motorcyclist killed in Elgin crash.”


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