Motorcyclist Breaks Both Legs After Falling 40 Feet From Expressway

A motorcyclist was involved in an accident Tuesday evening while exiting the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway.

The motorcyclist, identified only as being a 23-year-old male, was on the Chinatown Feeder Ramp heading south at 10:04 p.m. when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a concrete wall, according to the Illinois State Police.  He was thrown from his motorcycle and fell approximately 40 feet onto a grassy medium below.  He broke both legs.

The 23-year-old motorcyclist was headed south on the ramp from the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway to the outbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) when he lost control and crashed.

The motorcyclist told investigators that before losing control of the bike he was traveling between 60-70 m.p.h.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Sun-Times article of June 13 titled “Motorcyclist thrown, breaks legs in expressway crash” as well as the June 13 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops:  Motorcyclist plunges 40 feet over feeder ramp wall.”

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