McHenry Fatal Motorcycle Crash Along Route 120 Near Ringwood Road

A McHenry fatal motorcycle crash occurred on Friday (October 18, 2019) afternoon. This McHenry fatal motorcycle crash, which happened along Route 120, led to the death of the rider. The rider was identified as Aaron M. Payuk Wise, 22, of Wonder Lake.

This crash is discussed in a number of media sources, including the October 18 Northwest Herald article titled “Wonder Lake motorcyclist dies after McHenry crash.” An excerpt:

The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Route 120 near Ringwood Road. Payuk Wise was traveling east on Route 120 when he lost control of his bike and crashed, McHenry Police Department public information officer Patrick Polidori said.

Payuk Wise was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he underwent surgery but died Friday night, Polidori said.

The accident remains under investigation by the McHenry Police Department. The investigation will seek to determine what caused the loss of control.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Wonder Lake man dies after motorcycle crash in McHenry.”

Motorcycle loss of control continues to be a foremost reason for many serious Illinois motorcycle accidents. As seen in the fatal motorcycle accidents summarized on this site, loss of control on a motorcycle often leads to life-threatening injuries. Many of these injuries lead to fatalities, either at the accident scene or at some later time. A wide range of factors can lead to a rider losing control of the bike.

The subject of motorcycle loss of control is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page. The many reasons for a loss of control are discussed, as well as “what to do” if a rider is involved in a loss of control crash.


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