McHenry County Group Ride Motorcycle Accident
A Lake in the Hills motorcycle collision occurred Sunday (March 21, 2021) morning. This Lake in the Hills motorcycle collision happened as a group of motorcyclists were traveling northwest on Virginia Road. When the group was near Pingree Road one of the motorcyclists lost control for an undisclosed reason. A crash ensued involving four of the motorcycles.
An excerpt regarding this McHenry County motorcycle accident, from the March 21, 2021 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “1 dead, 1 injured after motorcycles crash into each other in Lake in the Hills“:
One motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Another motorcyclist was transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.
Two other motorcycles were damaged during the crash but the drivers did not sustain any injuries.
The motorcyclist who was fatally injured was later identified as Frank Muniz, 52.
This fatal Lake in the Hills motorcycle collision is under investigation by the Lake in the Hills Police Department.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Crash
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 22 Crystal Lake – Cary Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Motorcyclist Killed In LITH Collision.”
As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, riding a motorcycle early in the year presents unique safety issues. These safety issues are of various types, and can range from gravel on the roadway to motorcycles that have developed mechanical problems over the course of the winter months.
As well, there are potential safety issues involving motorists not being aware of motorcyclists. This remains an ongoing concern and is typically referred to as drivers “not seeing” motorcycles. This can be a heightened risk early in the motorcycle riding season when motorcycles haven’t been seen on roadways for a number of months.