Unincorporated Woodstock Fatal Motorcycle Accident

McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

An unincorporated Woodstock fatal motorcycle accident occurred Friday (August 14, 2020) evening. This unincorporated Woodstock fatal motorcycle accident was a single-vehicle crash that involved a Harley-Davidson motorcycle leaving the roadway.

First responders began to go the accident site at 7:09 p.m. The accident scene was in the 13000 Block of Pleasant Valley Road. The motorcyclist was a 40-year-old man from Woodstock.

The crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the August 17, 2020 Northwest Herald article titled “Woodstock man dies after motorcycle crash.” An excerpt:

An investigation indicated that a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west on Pleasant Valley Road, when for unknown reasons it exited the road to the north where it struck a utility pole, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver, who was the sole rider of the motorcycle, was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead on scene.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

This unincorporated Woodstock fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Crash

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

There are many reasons as to why a motorcyclist might lose control of the motorcycle. These types of loss of control accidents remain a leading cause of Illinois motorcycle crashes.

Loss of motorcycle control is further discussed on the “McHenry County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page. As seen on that page, due to the inherent balance and stability required for safe riding, a wide range of factors can cause a rider to lose control. These reasons range from riding a motorcycle while drunk to faulty motorcycle components that fail and cause a wreck. Also, motorcyclists are very vulnerable to road hazards, which are often unexpected and can suddenly appear, leaving little reaction time.