Brookfield Fatal Motorcycle Collision At Plainfield Road And 47th Street

A Brookfield fatal motorcycle collision occurred in the evening of April 3, 2021. This Brookfield fatal motorcycle collision happened at 47th Street and Plainfield Road.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident, from the April 6, 2021 Riverside-Brookfield Landmark article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Brookfield crash“:

A 40-year-old Brookfield man died from injuries he sustained when his motorcycle crashed into a car driven by a 19-year-old North Riverside woman, who was attempting to turn left from eastbound 47th Street onto Plainfield Road at about 10:15 p.m. on April 3.

Paramedics transported Lucas Hills, who was critically injured in the crash, to Loyola University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead the following morning at 7:38 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

There was also a female passenger on the motorcycle. This 33-year-old woman from Arlington Heights was taken to LaGrange Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries. Those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Another excerpt from the article concerning the cause of the accident:

Police say the crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police Accident Reconstruction Team, which had personnel on the scene until about 4:45 a.m. on April 4. The driver of the vehicle that turned in front of the motorcycle was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and for failure to yield while turning left. She was not injured.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Brookfield fatal motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

One of the leading causes of fatal motorcycle collisions continues to be when a driver makes a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle. On this site many of these Cook County motorcycle crashes have been summarized. In many instances the driver who hits the motorcycle says that he or she did “not see” the motorcyclist. For this reason, certain safety measures have been recommended as seen in posts found in the “Motorcyclist Rider Safety” category.

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