Motorcyclist Dies After Multi-Vehicle Accident Near Plainfield, Illinois

A fatal motorcycle accident happened near Plainfield, Illinois on Saturday, May 14, 2012.

The accident involved a car, a SUV, and a motorcycle, and happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. at Route 126 and County Line Road, an area which is just west of Plainfield.

The accident happened when a Dodge Durango heading westbound rear-ended a Nissan Altima which was stopped on Highway 126, waiting to make a left-hand turn onto South County Line Road.  The Nissan spun and sideswiped a motorcyclist who was riding eastbound of Highway 126.

A family in the Nissan, consisting of a husband, wife, toddler and infant had to be extricated and they were taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

The Durango, which rolled over several times after hitting the Nissan, ejected its driver.  The driver, a male, was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

The motorcyclist was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora in critical condition.  He died Saturday evening.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 15 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 5 injured, including baby and toddler, in Plainfield-area crash” as well as the July 14 CBS Chicago story titled “Family, Two Others Drivers Seriously Injured In Plainfield Accident.”


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