Fatal Motorcycle Crash Along Lake Shore Drive Near Hyde Park

As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, there are many factors that can make riding a motorcycle in Illinois during the early months of the motorcycle riding season more hazardous.

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday (April 8, 2017) on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.

An excerpt regarding the fatal crash, which involved only the motorcycle, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of April 9 titled “Man, 29, killed in motorcycle crash on Lake Shore Drive“:

About 1:20 p.m., Dante Colloly was riding a motorcycle north in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive when he struck a guard rail and was thrown onto the bike path, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Colloly, 29, of Chicago, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died at 1:59 p.m.

Another excerpt from the article mentioned above:

An autopsy Sunday ruled his death an accident and found he died of blunt force injuries in the crash, the medical examiner’s office said.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the

Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above.


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