Port Barrington Motorcycle Crash Leads To Injuries

Motorcycle Crash In McHenry County

A Port Barrington motorcycle crash resulted in the motorcyclist suffering non-life-threatening injuries. This Port Barrington motorcycle crash occurred Saturday (June 27, 2020) evening.

The accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 30, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Motorcyclist injured after crash in Port Barrington.”

An excerpt from the article:

The Wauconda Fire District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:11 p.m. Saturday to the 600 block of Rawson Bridge Road in Port Barrington for a single-vehicle crash.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said that a 2011 Yamaha Stryker motorcycle was traveling westbound on Rawson Bridge Road.

The driver, a 39-year-old Chicago man, failed to navigate the curve near the Broken Oar Bar and Grill and crashed into the guardrail.

The motorcyclist was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for treatment of his accident injuries.

This Port Barrington motorcycle crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Port Barrington Motorcycle Crash

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

Motorcycle accidents caused by loss of control continue to be a leading cause of Illinois motorcycle accidents. As seen in McHenry County motorcycle accidents discussed on this site, these accidents can result in a wide range of injuries. These injuries can vary significantly in their severity, with many being life-threatening in nature.

There are many reasons as to why these crashes can occur. The various reasons are further discussed on the “McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page. As seen on that page, while some loss of control accidents are caused by rider error, some are outside the control of the motorcyclist. For those that are the fault of the rider, one of the most common reasons for a sudden loss of control is if a curve in the road is taken at too high of a speed.

Crystal Lake Motorcycle Accident Along Route 31 South Of Drake Drive

McHenry County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

A fatal Crystal Lake motorcycle accident occurred Tuesday (June 2, 2020) afternoon. This Crystal Lake motorcycle accident involved a collision between two SUVs and a motorcycle.

The accident scene was located at Route 31 south of Drake Drive. First responders, including the Crystal Lake fire and police departments, began to go the accident scene at 4:38 p.m.

This Crystal Lake motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake & McHenry County Scanner post titled “Man charged after 1 dead when 2 vehicles, motorcycle collide in Crystal Lake.”

Two excerpts:

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said that an investigation showed that a black Ford SUV was traveling northbound on Route 31 when it collided with a silver Jeep SUV that was also traveling northbound.

The Jeep crossed into the southbound lane of traffic where it crashed into a motorcycle, driven by an adult male.

also:

The Ford SUV was driven by Robert A. Roth, 69, of Crystal Lake. He was found to be driving with a blood alcohol content level of more than 0.08, which is over the legal limit, Kotlowski said.

Roth was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing death and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The motorcyclist was declared dead after being taken to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.

The accident remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Accident Investigation Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. Those who witnessed the accident or otherwise have information concerning the accident are asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.

Additional Details Regarding This Crystal Lake Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Crystal Lake motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

As discussed on the “McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page, one of the many causes of motorcycle accidents is due to the actions of drunk drivers. Often, motorcyclists are vulnerable to motorist drunk driving. As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, collisions between drunk drivers and motorcyclists often result in motorcyclist fatalities.

Holiday Hills Motorcycle Collision Along South River Road

McHenry County SUV-Motorcycle Collision

A Holiday Hills motorcycle collision occurred Wednesday (June 3, 2020) evening. This Holiday Hills motorcycle collision led to the death of one motorcyclist and injuries to two others. The accident scene was in the in the 2300 block of South River Road.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 4, 2020 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigating A Fatal Motorcycle Crash.” An excerpt:

On June 3, 2020 at 7:26 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Department of Natural Resource Police, Island Lake Police Department, Nunda Rural Township Fire/Rescue, and McHenry Township Fire/Rescue District responded to a three vehicle crash involving a 2017 Acura TLX, a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy Motorcycle, and a 2005 Harley-Davidson Trike that had crashed on South River Road, north of Sunset Drive.

On scene investigation indicated the Acura had been traveling northbound on South River Road.  For unknown reasons the Acura, driven by a 20-year-old McHenry woman, went into the southbound lane of traffic where it struck both motorcycles causing the riders to be ejected from the bikes.

The rider of the 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a 56-year-old McHenry woman, was taken to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville. She was pronounced dead there. The Lake County Coroner’s Office later identified her as Victoria Miller, 56, McHenry.

A passenger on this motorcycle, a 9-year-old from Louisiana, was seriously injured and taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry.

Another motorcyclist, the rider of the 2003 Harley-Davidson, was critically injured. He was identified as a 65-year-old McHenry man. He was flown by helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville.

At the time of this Holiday Hills motorcycle collision, neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet but the 9-year-old passenger was.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit, Holiday Hill Police Department, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Holiday Hills Motorcycle Collision 

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal McHenry County motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.

$209,000 Lawsuit Settlement In Motorcycle Accident Injury Case

A $209,000 lawsuit settlement was attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group. This $209,000 lawsuit settlement pertained to a motorcycle accident injury case. The plaintiff was Javier Cotto and the defendant was Joan Eklund. [Name of case; Javier Cotto vs. Joan Eklund, 19 L 51 (Will County, IL); Name of (lead) lawyer: Anthony R. Elman with co-counsel attorneys, Lerner and Rowe]

The underlying motorcycle accident occurred in Crest Hill, Illinois on December 16, 2017. On that day, a motorcyclist, Javier Cotto, 34, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along Theodore Street. At the intersection of Theodore Street and Rock Run Drive, Cotto alleges that a westbound Toyota Camry driven by Joan Eklund was attempting to make a left-hand turn and failed to yield the right-of-way, and the Camry collided with Cotto’s motorcycle. This type of motorcycle accident, in which a vehicle making a left-hand turn hits a motorcycle, is a common cause of motorcycle accidents, including McHenry County motorcycle accidents. These collisions are often highly physically traumatic to the motorcyclist, and in many cases cause serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries lead to fatalities.

Joan Eklund filed many affirmative defenses against Javier Cotto, alleging that he failed to keep a proper lookout; failed to keep his motorcycle in proper lane of travel; operated his motorcycle too fast for conditions; failed to yield the right of way to defendant’s vehicle; disobeyed a traffic signal; failed to activate the horn; and failed to avoid impact.

Like many motorcyclists who are injured during accidents, Cotto suffered many injuries during the collision. These injuries included those to the neck, back, and leg. His medical treatment included being taken to the hospital and being treated in the emergency room (ER), epidural injections, and chiropractic sessions.

Joan Eklund’s insurance company, Farmer’s Insurance, offered $100,000 at or near the time the lawsuit was filed.

The $209,000 lawsuit settlement discussed above is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing an accident injury case to a successful conclusion. Over the last 25+ years, the firm has won many high settlements and jury trial awards. This success has involved a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases. Many of these settlements and trial awards are discussed on the “About” page.

Among the awards received by the Elman Joseph Law Group is that Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been named an “ Illinois Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, a distinction granted to no more than the Top 5% of lawyers. Furthermore, Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, received a lifetime achievement award by the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter testifying to his very extensive court trial experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

McHenry Fatal Motorcycle Crash Involving Loss Of Control

Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

A McHenry fatal motorcycle crash occurred on Friday (October 18, 2019) afternoon. This McHenry fatal motorcycle crash, which happened along Route 120, led to the death of the rider. The rider was identified as Aaron M. Payuk Wise, 22, of Wonder Lake.

This crash is discussed in a number of media sources, including the October 18 Northwest Herald article titled “Wonder Lake motorcyclist dies after McHenry crash.” An excerpt:

The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Route 120 near Ringwood Road. Payuk Wise was traveling east on Route 120 when he lost control of his bike and crashed, McHenry Police Department public information officer Patrick Polidori said.

Payuk Wise was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he underwent surgery but died Friday night, Polidori said.

The accident remains under investigation by the McHenry Police Department. The investigation will seek to determine what caused the loss of control.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Wonder Lake man dies after motorcycle crash in McHenry.”

About Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents

Motorcycle loss of control continues to be a foremost reason for many serious Illinois motorcycle accidents. As seen in many Illinois fatal motorcycle accidents – including McHenry County crashes summarized on this site – loss of control on a motorcycle often leads to life-threatening injuries. Many of these injuries lead to fatalities, either at the accident scene or at some later time. A wide range of factors can lead to a rider losing control of the bike.

The subject of loss of control is further discussed on the “McHenry County Loss Of Control Accidents” page. The many reasons for a loss of control are discussed, as well as “what to do” if one is involved in a loss of control crash.

McHenry County Fatal Motorcycle Crash Following Loss Of Control

McHenry County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

There was a McHenry County fatal motorcycle crash Wednesday (September 25, 2019) night. This accident involved a loss of motorcycle control.

This crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the September 26, 2019 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash.”

An excerpt from the media release:

A 43-year-old Harvard man has died as a result of a single motorcycle crash that occurred in unincorporated Wonder Lake Wednesday evening.

At 7:39 p.m., on September 25, 2019, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Wonder Lake Fire Protection District personnel responded to the scene of a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Hancock Drive and East Lake Shore Drive in Wonder Lake.

Preliminary investigation indicated that a 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Motorcycle was traveling westbound on Hancock Drive.  For unknown reasons the driver lost control of the motorcycle and it was driven off of the road onto the unpaved median at the intersection.  The driver of the motorcycle was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced deceased on scene.

At the time of the accident, the motorcyclist was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The motorcyclist was subsequently identified by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office as Jesse G. Rodriguez, 43, of Harvard.

This McHenry County fatal motorcycle crash remains under investigation. The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Motorcycle loss of control remains a foremost cause of serious and fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents. A loss of control crash also led to a fatality in Arlington Heights on September 16.

There are many reasons as to why a rider may lose control of a bike. Among these reasons are unexpected road hazards, defective motorcycle parts, and rider error. Often, an accident investigation needs to be conducted in order to determine the primary cause of the control loss.

Motorcycle Crash Near Bull Valley Results In Fatal Injuries

McHenry County Fatal Motorcycle Accident

A June 22, 2019 motorcycle crash near Bull Valley resulted in fatal crash injuries to the rider. This single-vehicle accident occurred in the evening hours.

Details regarding this June 22, 2019 motorcycle crash appear limited at this time. The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

First responders went to the accident scene, which was on Bull Valley Road near Blackberry Lane, at approximately 11:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was taken to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. He was in critical condition.

The motorcyclist, identified by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office as Esteban “Steve” Tellez, 42, of Arlington Heights, later died from his accident injuries.

This June 22, 2019 motorcycle crash is discussed in a number of media sources, including the June 25, 2019 Northwest Herald article titled “McHenry County Coroner’s Office IDs man who died after Saturday night motorcycle crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

There is a sharp curve in the road in that area, which may have contributed to the crash, fire officials have said.

This June 22, 2019 motorcycle crash remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Motorcycle Crash Near Bull Valley

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the June 24 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “1 Dead in Bull Valley Motorcycle Crash.”

There can be many reasons for loss of motorcycle control. These reasons are further discussed on the “McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page. Motorcycle loss of control remains a significant hazard to riders. This issue has led to a high percentage of fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents.

An excerpt from the above-mentioned page:

There are various, wide-ranging reasons as to why these losses of control can occur.  For instance, a defective motorcycle part or component can cause or contribute to a crash.  Another cause of loss of motorcycle control is if there is a tire blowout, which often leads to a loss of control crash.  Rider error or inattentiveness can also play a role.  Often a motorcycle accident investigation is needed to determine the cause of the loss of control.

Motorcycle Accident Near Marengo Injures Motorcyclist And Passenger

McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

There was a motorcycle accident near Marengo Wednesday (August 29, 2018) afternoon.  The accident involved a motorcycle that was “rear-ended” by a pickup truck.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the August 30, 2018 Northwest Herald article titled “2 people on motorcycle taken to hospital after Marengo-area crash

About 12:30 p.m., the motorcycle pulled up to the intersection of Route 23 and Grange Road and stopped. As the driver waited to make a turn, a driver in a pickup truck rear-ended the motorcycle, Marengo Fire Protection District Assistant Chief John Kimmel said.

After the crash, the pickup truck rolled into Route 23, where a second truck rear-ended the pickup, Kimmel said.

The motorcyclist and passenger suffered injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature, and were taken to Centegra Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Additional Information Concerning This Motorcycle Accident Near Marengo

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle accident near Marengo can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Harvard Car-Motorcycle Collision Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

Car-Motorcycle Collision Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

There was a car-motorcycle collision Sunday (June 3, 2018) evening in Harvard.  The collision critically injured two motorcyclists.

The accident investigation has found that the driver of the car, identified as Yonatan Escobar-Albarran, 18, of Harvard, was driving south on Marengo Road at the time of the accident.  His car collided with two motorcyclists who were traveling westbound on West Brink Street.

Harvard first responders went to the accident scene at 4:46 p.m.

The motorcyclists were flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the June 5, 2018 Northwest Herald article titled “Teen driver charged in Harvard motorcycle-car crash set to appear in court“:

Yonatan Escobar-Albarran was issued two citations and is set to appear in court July 2. He has been charged with failure to yield at a stop/yield intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash after colliding with a motorcycle at the intersection of Marengo Road and West Brink Street.

The preliminary accident investigation, which involved an accident reconstruction, was conducted by the Harvard Police Department with assistance from the Harvard Fire Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Car-Motorcycle Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Kishwaukee Valley Road Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Woodstock

Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday (May 6, 2018) morning in McHenry County near Woodstock.  The crash apparently involved a motorcycle loss of control.

According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at 11:03 a.m. as a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Kishwaukee Valley Road, just west of Vermont Road.  At that time, the motorcycle ran off the curved roadway and first went into a ditch, then over Vermont Road.

The motorcyclist, identified as Donald E. Hansen, 72, of Woodstock, was ejected from the motorcycle.  He was severely injured during the crash and was taken to Centegra Medical Center in Woodstock, where he was pronounced dead.

An excerpt regarding the motorcyclist, from the May 7, 2018 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Woodstock Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash“:

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The motorcycle had no mechanical issues, police said. The investigation revealed that the “motorcycle operational abilities were believed to have contributed to the crash,” according to a news release.

A subsequent autopsy revealed that Hansen died from from blunt force trauma to the head.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry County fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.