Motorcycle Crash Near Harvard Results In Life-Threatening Injuries

McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle crash near Harvard resulted in the motorcyclist suffering life-threatening injuries. This motorcycle crash near Harvard occurred on Thursday (July 2, 2020) evening. The crash appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control that occurred for a currently undetermined reason.

This motorcycle crash near Harvard is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 3, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash near Harvard.” An excerpt:

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Harvard Fire Protection District responded around 10:07 p.m. Thursday to Lawrence Road and Perkins Road in Chemung Township outside of Harvard.

A preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 Harley-Davidson FLHXI motorcycle was traveling southbound on Lawrence Road approaching Perkins Road.

The Harley-Davidson left the roadway and went into the ditch, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 39-year-old man from Poplar Grove, was injured and flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford for treatment of his accident injuries.

Another excerpt from the article regarding the motorcyclist:

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol is believed to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.

Additional Details Regarding This Motorcycle Crash Near Harvard

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle crash near Harvard can be seen in various media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Motorcycle loss of control can occur for many different reasons. On this site, many different reasons for why this can occur are discussed on the “McHenry County Loss Of Vehicle Control Accidents” page.

This cause of motorcycle crashes and injuries is very common. When a rider fails to control the bike, the bike becomes vulnerable to leaving the roadway. When this occurs, the rider is often thrown from the bike or strikes an object, either of which usually results in serious harm to the rider (and, if applicable) passenger.