A motorcyclist who was reported to be driving recklessly crashed head-on into a car in Streamwood, Illinois on Sunday afternoon, August 14.
As seen in the The Courier-News of August 17, in a story titled “Police: Motorcyclist rode recklessly before crash” :
A 26-year-old motorcycle rider was seen driving recklessly at very high speeds at various places in the village before his cycle crashed head-on into a car Sunday afternoon, Deputy Police Chief Jim Keegan said. The crash on Ridge Circle north of Woodland Heights Boulevard occurred about 2 p.m. Keegan said a police officer noticed the rider, Joseph Muir of Streamwood, driving recklessly in another part of town a few minutes earlier but, because of the danger of pursuing him at such a high speed, the officer did not go after him. Keegan said residents then phoned in several 911 calls about a motorcyclist driving dangerously before Muir collided with a car driven by Ricky Matias, whose age and address were not available. Muir was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where hospital officials said he was in critical condition Tuesday. Police said Matias was treated at the scene for minor injuries but didn’t want to be taken to a hospital. Keegan said charges against Muir were pending.