I-57 Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures Rider

There was a motorcycle accident on Interstate 57 (I-57) Friday morning (August 4, 2017) near Peotone.  A mechanical failure (a rear tire blowout) is being cited as the cause of the loss of control.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened shortly before 11:30, on I-57 near Wilmington Road.  At that time, there was a blowout of the back tire of the motorcycle, after which the motorcyclist lost control and the bike went into the median ditch.

The motorcyclist, identified as Kerry Drake, 44, of Chicago, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  His injuries were considered to be serious in nature.

At the time of the crash Drake was said to be wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 4, 2017 The Herald-News article titled “Police:  Chicago man seriously injured in I-57 motorcycle crash” as well as the August 4 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on I-57 near Peotone.”


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