Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Elgin

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday afternoon (July 8, 2016) near Elgin.  The accident happened on Route 25 near Hammond Avenue, as pictured below:

According to the results of a preliminary crash investigation, the accident happened as a motorcyclist on a Suzuki motorcycle was traveling northbound on Route 25 and a flatbed truck, a Ford L9000 flatbed, was traveling southbound.  The truck-motorcycle collision happened as the truck attempted to turn east (i.e. a left-hand turn) into a parking lot of an industrial park near Hammond Avenue.   The Kane County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the crash at approximately 2:45 p.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Jordan Hale, 25, of St. Charles, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead.  At the time of the collision, he was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The truck driver, identified as a 50-year-old man from South Elgin, was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin for treatment of accident injuries which were considered to be “minor” in nature.

An excerpt from the July 8, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck near Elgin“:

No charges or tickets have been filed and the crash remains under investigation. Route 25 remained closed between Kenyon Road and Hammond Avenue Friday evening.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the July 8 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist dies in crash with truck on Route 25” as well as the July 8 Elgin Courier-News article titled “Motorcyclist killed in traffic crash south of Elgin.”


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