Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Plainfield Township

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Plainfield Township (Will County) on Saturday night (February 20, 2016).

According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office (in a February 22, 2016 press release titled “Head-On Motorcycle Crash Ends In One Fatally Injured“) the accident happened as three motorcycles were riding on Renwick Road at 5:42 p.m.

An excerpt from the press release:

A 20 year old female, driving a 2004 Ford Focus, and several witnesses stated that they observed three motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds prior to the accident.  While the Focus was traveling eastbound on Renwick Road three motorcycles entered the westbound lane to pass the vehicle.  One motorcycle was able to get back over in time however the other two were not and were struck head-on by the Focus. The female driver was transported to St. Joe’s with non-life threatening injuries.

One of the motorcyclists, identified as Richard C. Wallace, 52, of Morris, was taken by the Plainfield Fire Department to Presence St. Joe’s Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was later pronounced dead.

The second motorcyclist was also taken to  Presence St. Joe’s Hospital for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Will County Sheriff’s Office press release mentioned above, as well as the February 22 The Herald-News article titled “Morris man dead after Plainfield Township motorcycle crash, 2 others injured.”


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