Motorcycle Crash In Rochelle, IL

There was a motorcycle accident on Sunday (August 4, 2016) in Rochelle, Illinois.  This motorcycle accident appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control.  The cause of the loss of control does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

An excerpt regarding the accident from the September 5, 2016 NewsTribune article titled “Motorcycle without helmet seriously injured in crash“:

Lee County deputies responded to a motorcycle accident with a serious injury on Route 251 at Rochelle Road. Deputies reported that, at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Robert Smith, 52, of DeKalb, went off the road at a curve, the motorcycle traveled 477 feet through the east ditch and went onto its side as it crossed Rochelle Road. Smith was not wearing a helmet and was ejected off the motorcycle.

Smith was first taken to the Rochelle Airport, where he was then flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford for treatment of his accident injuries.

The traffic crash investigation is continuing.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lee County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the LaSalle News Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the August 5 article titled “Illinois man injured in motorcycle crash in Lee Co.”


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