Motorcycle Accident In Aurora, Illinois

There was a motorcycle accident in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

This motorcycle accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of Orchard & Jericho.

According to preliminary information, at the time of the vehicle accident a SUV was heading northbound on Orchard, and was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Jericho when it collided with a motorcycle heading southbound on Orchard.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Mary C. Betz, 42, of Montgomery.  She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was identified as Michael A. Bradley, 21, of Aurora.  Bradley was taken to a hospital and then airlifted to a Chicago hospital and is expected to survive this motorcycle accident.

An excerpt from the September 30, 2013 Daily Herald article titled “Portion of Orchard Road will be closed Thursday” :

Both drivers were cited for no insurance. Betz received a ticket for failure to yield while turning left. Bradley received a ticket for operating a motorcycle without valid classification.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the September 30 Oswego article titled “Update:  Motorcyclist Expected to Survive Saturday Evening Crash.”


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