Motorcyclist Injured In July 14, 2017 Bridgeview Collision

There was a motorcycle accident in Bridgeview Friday morning (July 14, 2017) in which an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s officer was injured.  The accident happened at West 73rd Place and Harlem Avenue.

Details on the cause of the accident appear limited at this time.

The crash reportedly involved a BMW hitting a motorcycle.

As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist landed on the street, and had appeared to have serious injuries.  The rider received medical attention from two passing detectives from Riverside.

The incident is discussed in several media sources, including the July 19, 2017 article titled “Riverside detectives help save life of off-duty Cook County sheriff’s officer struck by car” as well as the July 18 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Off-duty Cook County sheriff’s police officer hurt in Bridgeview crash.”

As seen in the article, the motorcyclist appeared to have back injuries, a large deformation on the front of his head and a compound fracture of his right arm.

An excerpt from the article, regarding the medical treatment provided by the detectives:

They applied a tourniquet to his arm and witnesses helped them apply bandages to the back of his head, which was bleeding profusely, police said.

Additional details regarding the accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two articles mentioned above.


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