Motorcyclist Dies After Lake in the Hills Collision

A motorcyclist who was involved in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon (June 9, 2014) has died from injuries he sustained during the motorcycle accident, which happened in Lake in the Hills (LITH.)

The motorcycle accident appears to be yet another example of a motorcyclist colliding with a car that was turning left immediately in front of the motorcyclist’s path.  As commented frequently upon in this site – as well as evident in many motorcycle accidents – motorists “not seeing” motorcyclists is a frequent cause of motorcycle accidents, many of them fatal.

The motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:38 p.m., as a motorcyclist was riding westbound on Algonquin Road at Lake Drive.  The motorcyclist collided with a car traveling eastbound on Algonquin Road, as the car was attempting to make a left-hand turn (i.e. turn north) onto Lake Drive.

The motorcyclist was identified as Christopher Q. Gramer, of Lake in the Hills.  He was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin where he later died.

The driver of the car,  Lucy L. Tanksley, of Lake in the Hills, was treated at the accident scene.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 10, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist injured in Lake in the Hills crash dies” as well as the June 10 Huntley Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies Following Monday Crash in LITH.”


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