Collision Involving SUV And Motorcycle Near McHenry

SUV-Motorcycle Collision In McHenry County

There was a motorcycle collision near Woodstock on Sunday (July 31, 2016) after which the driver of a SUV was charged with DUI.

According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened on Route 47 near Hercules Road at 12:26 p.m.   At that time, a SUV crashed into the back of (“rear-ended”) a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle as traffic slowed.

The motorcycle then crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe that was ahead of it.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 51-year-old man from Hoffman Estates, was flown to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.  At the time of the crash, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Robert Harney, 72, of Woodstock.  An excerpt from the July 31, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver charged after crashing into motorcyclist near Woodstock“:

Harney was treated for minor injuries and taken into the custody of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, the office said. He was charged with a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol causing great bodily injury and was being held at the McHenry County Corrections Facility.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County SUV-Motorcycle Collision

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the July 31 Northwest Herald article titled “Driver faces DUI charges in Route 47 crash in Woodstock, sheriff’s office says.”

Four People Injured In Car-Truck Collision In Richmond Township

McHenry County Collision Between Car And Truck

There was a collision between a car and semi truck in unincorporated Richmond Township on Sunday (July 24, 2016) afternoon.  Four people were taken to hospitals following the collision.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release of July 25, 2016, titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Serious Injury Crash Involving A Juvenile“:

Preliminary investigation indicated that at 12:33 p.m. on July 23, a 2010 Nissan Rogue was traveling northbound on Keystone Road, when it failed to yield at the stop sign, pulling out in front of a westbound 2006 International truck-tractor pulling a fully loaded Walker tanker semi-trailer.  The tractor-trailer had no stop sign.

The occupants of the Nissan Rogue, including two adults and two children (a 12-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl) were all taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.  Whereas the two adults and the 12-year-old boy were considered to have non-life-threatening injuries, the 16-year-old girl was flown to Condell Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the semi was treated at the accident scene by Hebron Alden Greenwood Fire Protection District.

The traffic crash investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriffs Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above as well as the July 25 Huntley Patch article titled “Teen in Critical Condition, 3 Others Injured in Crash With Tractor-Trailer in McHenry County.”

Fatal Crash In Unincorporated Grafton Township

Fatal McHenry County Car Crash

There was a fatal car accident Sunday night (July 10, 2016) in unincorporated Grafton Township.  The accident led to the death of a 68-year-old driver from Lake in the Hills.

An excerpt from the July 11, 2016 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release, titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Single Vehicle Crash,”

Preliminary investigation indicated that at 5:27 p.m. on July 10, a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette van was traveling westbound Ackman Road west of Huntley Road.  For reasons unknown, the vehicle left the north side of the roadway and collided with a utility pole and multiple trees.

The driver was transported by Crystal Lake Fire Protection District to Woodstock Centegra Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  He had been the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash and had been wearing his seatbelt.  No airbags deployed during the crash.

The driver was identified as Syed A. Quadar.

An excerpt from the July 11, 2016 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Lake in the Hills Man Killed in Crash Near Crystal Lake“:

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office ruled Quadar died from blunt force trauma injuries to the head and chest following the one-car crash…

Medical difficulties may have contributed to – or caused – this accident.

The traffic accident investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Fatal Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office release as well as the Patch article mentioned above.

Randall Road Improvement Project

Road Improvement Project In McHenry County

Often, excessive traffic, congestion and poorly designed roadways can cause, if not contribute to, traffic accidents.  Often, municipalities will redesign and/or expand roadways that are experiencing excessive congestion in order to alleviate congestion and travel times.  Another factor that spurs redesigns and other road improvements is if there are a significant number of accidents.

The Daily Herald article of July 8, 2016, titled “Another $10 million approved for Randall Road widening project” discusses road improvement plans for Algonquin Road, including at the Algonquin Road and Randall Road intersection, which is pictured below:

An excerpt from the article concerning the number of accidents that have occurred in this area of roadway:

The project is expected to mitigate traffic congestion along the busy corridor and ameliorate safety at the Algonquin Road and Randall Road intersection, where hundreds of traffic accidents occur each year, said Jeffrey Young, assistant county engineer with the McHenry County Division of Transportation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.