Motorcycle Crash Near Hebron Critically Injures Motorcyclist

McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

A motorcycle crash near Hebron occurred on the evening of Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This motorcycle crash near Hebron resulted in the motorcyclist being critically injured.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media September 16, 2020 release titled “Injury Crash Involving DUI Motorcyclist.” An excerpt:

On September 15, 2020, at 6:56 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash involving a 2018 Harley-Davidson which occurred on Johnson Road, north of Illinois Route 173.

The investigation revealed the Harley-Davidson had been traveling southbound on Johnson Road.  For unknown reasons it left the roadway to the west and crashed while reentering the roadway. 

The driver and sole rider of the Harley-Davidson, Jeff Koszuta, a 52-year-old Hawthorn Woods man, was ejected from the motorcycle and was flown by LifeNet Helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside where he was listed in critical condition.  Koszuta was not wearing a helmet.

The investigation also revealed Koszuta was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.   Koszuta was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

This motorcycle crash near Hebron remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.

Additional Details Regarding This Bike Crash

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

Driving while impaired remains a long-standing leading cause of motorcycle accidents. Alcohol consumption before riding often causes a loss of motorcycle control. Loss of control accidents remain a primary accident cause, as discussed on the “Reasons For McHenry County Vehicle Accident Injuries” page.

Statistics indicate that drunk motorcycle riding is common, and often leads to accidents. Many such crashes lead to the motorcyclist being seriously injured. Some drunk riding crashes lead to motorcyclist fatalities.

Illinois motorcycle accidents of this type continue to occur in significant numbers.