McHenry Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In McHenry County

There was a McHenry County fatal motorcycle accident Friday evening (June 28, 2014) in McHenry, Illinois.

According to the McHenry Police Department, this accident happened sometime before 8:24 p.m. after the motorcycle struck a pickup truck that was towing a small trailer at Route 120 and Northside Avenue.

According to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski, the motorcyclist was declared dead at the accident scene at 8:36 p.m.

The motorcyclist was identified as William C. Baehne, 24, of McHenry.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

For Additional Information Concerning This Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the June 28, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “McHenry man killed in motorcycle vs. truck-trailer accident” as well as the June 28 abc7chicago.com article titled “Motorcyclist, 24, dies after crash near Fox River.”

“Head-On” Crash In Woodstock, Illinois

McHenry County Vehicle Accident

There was a McHenry County “head-on” vehicle collision early this morning on Route 47 in Woodstock, Illinois. Details on the accident appear to be limited at this time. According to the Northwest Herald article of June 23, 2014, titled “Route 47 reopens in Woodstock after head-on crash,” the Woodstock Fire Department said the accident happened at the intersection of Route 47 and Charles Road. An excerpt from the article:

There was one individual in each vehicle. One sustained serious injuries and one sustained minor injuries. Both were transported to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, Parker said.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above as well as the June 23 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office press release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Two Vehicle Traffic Crash.”

Crystal Lake Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident In McHenry County

There was a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon (June 16, 2014) in Crystal Lake, Illinois.  This motorcycle accident involved a collision between a dump truck and a motorcycle.

According to Crystal Lake Police, the collision happened at approximately 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Route 31 and Route 176.  The accident happened as a motorcyclist was driving northbound on Route 31, when a dump truck traveling south on Route 31 attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Route 176.  In doing so, the dump truck crossed immediately in front of the path of the motorcycle, and the motorcycle and dump truck collided.

The motorcyclist, identified as Andrzej Grygorowicz, 53, of Schaumburg, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry.

The driver of the dump truck was identified as Leoncio Quezada, 59, of Wheeling.  He was cited for failure to yield when turning left at an intersection.   He was not injured during the accident.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 16, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist struck by dump truck in Crystal Lake” as well as the June 17 Huntley Patch article titled “Man Injured in Motorcycle, Dump Truck Crash in Crystal Lake.”

Lake in the Hills Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident In McHenry County

A motorcyclist who was involved in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon (June 9, 2014) has died from injuries he sustained during the motorcycle accident, which happened in Lake in the Hills (LITH.)

The motorcycle accident happened at approximately 3:38 p.m., as a motorcyclist was riding westbound on Algonquin Road at Lake Drive.  The motorcyclist collided with a car traveling eastbound on Algonquin Road, as the car was attempting to make a left-hand turn (i.e. turn north) onto Lake Drive.

The motorcyclist was identified as Christopher Q. Gramer, of Lake in the Hills.  He was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he later died.

The driver of the car,  Lucy L. Tanksley, of Lake in the Hills, was treated at the accident scene.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Various Sources And Updates For This Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 10, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist injured in Lake in the Hills crash dies” as well as the June 10 Huntley Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies Following Monday Crash in LITH.”

Motorcycle Accident In McHenry County, Illinois

Motorcycle Accident In Unincorporated McHenry Township

There was a motorcycle accident last night (June 3, 2014) in unincorporated McHenry Township.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, this motorcycle collision happened at approximately 6:24 p.m. at the intersection of Ringwood Road and Orchard Way Drive.

According to a preliminary investigation, a Kia Optima was traveling southbound on Ringwood Road, and a Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound.  For reasons currently unknown, the Kia turned left in front of the motorcycle.  The motorcyclist, unable to stop in time, collided with the Kia’s passenger side door.

The motorcyclist, identified as Keith W. Westerfield, 46, of McHenry, was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision.  He was taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry, and then transferred via Flight For Life (helicopter) where he was listed in serious condition.

The driver of the Kia Optima was identified as Joshua M. Cavins, 25, of McHenry.  There was also a  front seat passenger.  Neither Cavins or the passenger were injured during this vehicle accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and charges regarding this motorcycle accident are pending.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the June 4, 2014 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office press release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates A Two Vehicle Traffic Crash” as well as the June 4 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “McHenry man seriously injured in motorcycle crash identified” and the June 3 Northwest Herald article titled “Motorcyclist taken to hospital following accident.”

Motorcycle Accident In Unincorporated Marengo, Illinois

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In McHenry County

There was a fatal McHenry County motorcycle accident Sunday morning (June 1, 2014) in unincorporated Marengo, Illinois.

McHenry County Sheriffs responded to the intersection of Meyer Road and Route 20, the scene of this motorcycle crash, at approximately 9:01 a.m.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, this motorcycle accident involved a pickup truck that had stopped at a stop sign on Meyer Road, and attempted to turn left onto Route 20.  As the driver attempted to do so, he collided with a Suzuki motorcycle.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the pickup “observed the roadway to be clear,” whereas the motorcyclist was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision.

The pickup truck driver was identified as Alifonso Morales, 48, of Marengo.  He was uninjured during the collision.  He was cited for “failing to yield at a stop intersection.”

The motorcyclist was identified as William G. Hurley, 55, of Cary.  He was first taken to Centegra Woodstock, and then taken (via Flight For Life) to Condell Hospital.  He later died.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 2, 2014 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office press release titled “Fatal Vehicle Traffic Crash In Marengo” as well as the June 2, 2014 Huntley Patch article titled “Cary Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash.”

Head-On Collision In McHenry County

Two-Car Accident In McHenry County

There was a car accident involving a “head-on” collision on Sunday (May 25, 2014) in McHenry County.

This car accident happened as a man was driving south on River Road, and his car crossed the center line and collided with a woman’s car driving north.

An excerpt from the Northwest Herald article of May 25 titled “Two people injured in car accident near McHenry” :

The head-on collision took place about 3:05 p.m between the entrance of Moraine Hills State Park and McHenry Dam Road, said McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Dave Hardwood.

While the names of the drivers weren’t released, the man was identified as a 21-year-old from Crystal Lake, and the woman was identified as being 59 years old and from Marengo.

The woman had to be extricated from her vehicle, and was taken to was flown to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville.  She was in serious, but stable, condition.

The man was also hospitalized.

This McHenry County accident remains under investigation.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Car Accident

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

Illinois Seat Belt Usage Campaign

Seat Belt Usage Campaign For McHenry County And Illinois

On May 20, 2014, the Illinois Department Of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release regarding the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  The news release is titled “IDOT, ISP, Local Law Enforcement Encourage All Motorists To ‘Click It or Ticket” to Help Avoid Fatal Vehicle Crashes.”

A couple of notable excerpts from this news release include:

With the arrival of Memorial Day and the start of the summer travel season, at several events throughout the state, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today highlighted data showing the ages of individuals who have died unbelted in motor vehicle crashes in recent years. This data was stressed as a reminder to people of all ages as the Illinois State Police and over 500 local law enforcement agencies step up seat belt enforcement efforts heading into Memorial Day weekend as part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

also:

Since 1985 in Illinois, IDOT estimates over 9,000 lives have been saved by seat belts. Illinois’ daytime, front-seat belt usage rate is almost 94 percent, yet motor vehicle fatality data shows people are still not buckling up.

“Even with a seat belt usage rate of nearly 94% in Illinois, motor vehicle crash data shows that half of those dying in vehicle crashes aren’t buckled,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. “No matter where or when you’re traveling in Illinois, you must make the life-saving decision to buckle up.”

The news release also displays statistics regarding the number of people – and their ages – who have died in accidents from 2009-2013 while not wearing seat belts.

Various Information Concerning This McHenry County Driver Safety Issue

Additional details can be seen in the above-mentioned IDOT news release.

 

Fatal Car Accident In McHenry, Illinois

Single-Car Crash In McHenry County 

There was a fatal car accident in McHenry, Illinois on Monday afternoon, May 19, 2014.

This accident happened when a car, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and hit a tree in the 1100 block of Curran Road.  Emergency responders came to the scene at approximately 4:42 p.m.

After the collision, the car started on fire.

The driver of the car was pulled from the car before emergency responders arrived.  The driver was identified as John Thomas Oliver IV, 39, of McHenry.  According to the McHenry County Coroner he died at the accident scene at 5:05 p.m., having suffered multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma.

McHenry Police are investigating the crash and its causes.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal McHenry County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 20, 2014 Northwest Herald article titled “Driver killed in single-vehicle accident” as well as the May 20 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Man killed in McHenry crash.”

Single-Car Rollover Accident In Marengo, Illinois

Single-Car Accident In McHenry County 

There was a single-car rollover accident in Marengo, Illinois on Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2014.

This accident involved a car that was traveling on Deerpass Road, and when it was about a quarter mile north of Route 176, it (for unknown reasons) left the roadway, struck a ditch, and rolled over.  Emergency responders were called to the accident scene just after 4:00 p.m.

The car’s female driver and a male passenger were airlifted to Rockford hospitals; two other passengers, a man and a boy, were taken to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock.

The accident remains under investigation by Marengo Police Department.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 18, 2014 Northwest Herald article titled “Four injured in Marengo crash” as well as the May 18 Daily Herald article titled “Marengo crash critically injures two.”