There was a motorcycle accident Saturday (April 19, 2014) in unincorporated Richmond Township.
According to preliminary reports, this motorcycle accident happened when a motorcycle collided with a semi truck shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Route 12. According to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane, and the semi tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound. The collision happened in the 3900 block of Route 12.
The motorcyclist, identified only as a man from Wisconsin, was ejected from the motorcyclist. He was flown by helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. According to at least one media source, the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
The truck driver was treated at the accident scene.
An excerpt from the April 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man critically injured in crash involving motorcycle, semi” :
The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Excessive speed by the motorcycle was believed to be a factor in the crash.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the April 19, 2014 Northwest Herald article titled “Motorcyclist flown to hospital after collision with semi.”
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