Motorcycle Accident On Route 59 In Bartlett

There was a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (April 21, 2016) in Bartlett in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured.  As in many motorcycle accidents which aren’t the fault of the motorcyclist, this accident appears to be an example of a car attempting to make a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

According to Bartlett Police, the accident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bartlett Road and Route 59.

At that time, a 20-year-old motorcyclist riding (later identified as Sohair Rahim, of Hanover Park) a Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Route 59 was struck by a southbound Ford Escape that was attempting to turn left onto eastbound West Bartlett Road.

Rahim was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment of his accident injuries.  Those injuries were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature at that time.  Rahim later died from his injuries, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of April 21, 2016 titled “Motorcyclist severely injured in Bartlett crash“:

The driver of the Ford Escape, Donald C. Dick, 89, of Bartlett, was ticketed for failure to yield, police said. He was treated and released from St. Alexius Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation.

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 April 21 The Courier-News article titled “Motorcyclist injured in Bartlett crash” and the April 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcycle rider dies after Bartlett crash.”  Remembrances of Sohair Rahim, as well as another summary of the accident, can be seen in the April 30 Elgin Courier-News article titled “Friends share memories of Bartlett motorcycle accident victim Sohair Rahim.”


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