McHenry County Motorcycle Crash
A Chemung Township motorcycle crash occurred Saturday (September 26, 2020) evening. This Chemung Township motorcycle crash led to two people – the motorcyclist and passenger – being injured and hospitalized.
The accident appears to involve a loss of motorcycle control. The reason for this loss of control does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.
The Daily Herald article of September 27, 2020, titled “Two injured, one seriously, in McHenry County motorcycle crash” discusses the crash. An excerpt:
The crash occurred about 8:38 p.m. in the 7200 block of Oak Grove Road in Chemung Township, near Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff’s police said. According to the sheriff’s office, the 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle was traveling north on Oak Grove Road when it veered off the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed in a ditch.
The motorcyclist, a 20-year-old man from Hebron, was flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford for treatment of serious injuries.
The passenger, a 21-year-old woman from McHenry, was also injured. Her injuries were considered to be minor injuries. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in Huntley for treatment of her accident injuries.
At the time of the crash, the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, whereas the passenger was.
This Chemung Township motorcycle crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Additional Details Regarding This Chemung Township Motorcycle Crash
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
While Illinois does not have a motorcycle helmet law, there are many safety benefits of wearing a motorcycle helmet. These benefits are discussed on the “Illinois Motorcyclist Safety And Helmet Use” page.
Among the benefits of wearing a helmet is that it substantially reduces the possibility of a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries that occur during motorcycle accidents can be among the most serious accident injuries. Certain head injuries can lead to a fatality, either at the accident scene or some time later.