Fatal Pilsen Motorcycle Collision Along Cermak Road

There was a fatal Pilsen motorcycle collision Tuesday (October 30, 2018) afternoon.

As seen in many fatal Chicago area motorcycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, this fatal Pilsen motorcycle collision involved a motorcycle being hit by a vehicle that was making a left hand turn at the time of the collision.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Pilsen motorcycle collision, as seen in the October 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Pilsen crash

Narciso Ledesma, 41, of the Logan Square neighborhood, was riding his motorcycle when he was fatally struck at 4:57 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Throop Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Ledesma was riding east on Cermak Road when he was struck by a Toyota Rav4 turning left onto Throop Street, police said.

Ledesma was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Rav4, a 36-year-old woman, refused medical attention, police said. She was issued a citation for failure to yield on a left turn and was given a DUI sobriety test.

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

Fatal Burnham Motorcycle Accident Near 140th St. and Torrence Avenue

There was a fatal Burnham motorcycle accident early Thursday (October 18, 2018) morning.

Details on this fatal Burnham motorcycle accident appear limited at this time.

According to news accounts, the accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle in the early morning hours.  The collision occurred near 140th Street and Torrence Avenue.

One person – the motorcyclist – was declared dead after being taken to Franciscan Health Hammond for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was identified as Kendall King, 21.

Two other people – including the motorcycle passenger – were also taken to Franciscan Health Hammond for treatment of their accident injuries.  Both were said to be in critical condition.

Among the motorcycle passenger’s injuries was a broken leg.

The motorcycle accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police and the South Suburban Major Accidents Team.

Additional details regarding this fatal Burnham motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 18, 2018 CBS Chicago video titled “1 Dead, 2 Injured In Motorcycle Crash In Burnham” and the October 18 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Father killed in Burnham motorcycle crash; 2 critically injured.”

Fatal Montclare Motorcycle Crash In The Area Of Diversey And Harlem

There was a fatal Montclare motorcycle crash Sunday (September 3, 2018).  This Northwest Side crash happened near Elmwood Park.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly available at this time.

An excerpt regarding the fatal Montclare motorcycle crash, from the October 3, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in Montclare motorcycle crash“:

Fausto Onofre-Rodriguez suffered blunt force injuries in a motorcycle crash near Diversey and Harlem, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Onofre-Rodriguez, who lived in River Grove, was pronounced dead at 3:41 p.m. Sunday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, the medical examiner’s office said.

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

Worth Fatal Motorcycle Accident Along Southwest Highway

There was a Worth fatal motorcycle accident Thursday (September 27, 2018) evening.  This accident involved a motorcycle colliding with a Jeep.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited.  The specific aspects of the collision, including the party at fault, do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

An excerpt regarding this Worth fatal motorcycle accident, from the September 30, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dies after motorcycle hits Jeep in southwest suburbs“:

Joseph McMurray, 25, died shortly after the crash, which happened at 8 p.m. at 7200 Southwest Highway near Harlem Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:14 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy determined that McMurray died from blunt force injuries that occurred during the collision.

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

Fatal Schaumburg Motorcycle Accident Near Rodenburg and Irving Park

There was a fatal Schaumburg motorcycle accident Thursday (August 30, 2018) afternoon.

Details on this fatal Schaumburg motorcycle accident are limited at this time.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

According to Schaumburg Police, the crash happened Thursday at approximately 3:35 p.m.  At that time a motorcycle crashed into a school bus near Rodenburg Road and Irving Park Road.

The motorcyclist, identified as Robert Payne, 19, of Glendale Heights, was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was declared dead at 4:28 p.m.

The only occupant of the school bus at the time of the collision was the bus driver, who was not hurt during the crash.

This Cook County motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Schaumburg motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “19-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash with school bus in Schaumburg” as well as the August 31 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Schaumburg crash ID’d as Glendale Hts. man.”

Fatal Unincorporated Worth Township Motorcycle Accident

One of the hazards that Illinois motorcyclists face is being “seen” by motorists.  This inability for motorists to “see” motorcycles and being able to safely drive around motorcyclists can be dramatically impaired if the motorist is drunk, under the influence of drugs, or both.  The subject of the threat posed by impaired motorists to motorcyclists is mentioned on the “Reasons For Cook County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page.

There was a fatal unincorporated Worth Township motorcycle accident on Sunday (August 12, 2018) night.  A motorist, identified as Thomas Czerwinski, 44, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing death as well as aggravated driving under the influence causing great bodily harm.

An excerpt from the August 25, 2018 Alsip Patch article titled “Driver Charged With DUI In Crash That Killed Blue Island Woman“:

According to the charges, around 9:15 p.m. Aug. 12, Cook County Sheriff’s Police responded to a crash that occurred on Cal-Sag Road and Massasoit Avenue in unincorporated Worth Township. A Jeep Wrangler had struck a Harley Davidson motorcycle as it was making a turn, police said. The 47-year-old motorcyclist and his wife were critically injured. The woman died of her injuries Aug. 16. Cook County Sheriff’s Police later determined that Czerwinski was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the of the crash, with a blood alcohol concentration of more than twice the legal limit.

Additional details regarding this fatal unincorporated Worth Township motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 24 Daily Southtown article titled “Man charged with DUI after Worth Township crash that killed motorcycle passenger.”

Fatal South Holland Motorcycle Collision August 17, 2018

There was a fatal South Holland motorcycle collision early Friday (August 17, 2018) morning.  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.

An excerpt regarding this fatal South Holland motorcycle collision, from the August 24, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies from South Holland crash“:

About 1:10 a.m. Aug. 17, Cicero Porter, 56, was driving a motorcycle west on Old Vincennes Road near Van Drunen Road when he collided into a car that was heading south, according to South Holland police. The two are believed to have collided as they entered a curve.

Porter, of Calumet City, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Porter died Wednesday morning from his accident injuries.

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

Fatal Englewood Motorcycle Accident Occurs On South Union

There was a fatal Englewood motorcycle accident Monday (July 30, 2018) evening.  The accident involved a vehicle making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

One of the primary causes of motorcycle accidents continues to be when this type of incident occurs. The collision that often occurs after a vehicle makes a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle is often highly forceful and physically traumatic to the motorcyclist.  As seen in many motorcycle accidents of this type summarized on this site, these collisions often lead to fatalities.

An excerpt from the July 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man, 46, killed in Englewood motorcycle crash“:

About 6:20 p.m., Leroy Hamilton, 46, was riding his motorcycle south in the 5800 block of South Union when he was struck by a 2009 Pontiac as the driver made a left turn onto 58th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hamilton, of Chicago, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead there at 6:50 p.m.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Pontiac, a 32-year-old woman, was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn, police said.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details concerning this fatal Englewood motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Humboldt Park Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Motorcycle Passenger

There was a fatal Humboldt Park motorcycle accident Saturday (July 28, 2018) night.  The accident involved an ejection of the motorcycle passenger.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Humboldt Park motorcycle accident, from the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 29, 2018 titled “Woman killed, man seriously hurt in motorcycle crash in Humboldt Park“:

Shortly before 10 p.m., the motorcycle collided with a vehicle that was turning left in the 3200 block of North Avenue, according to Chicago Police. Witnesses told investigators that the motorcycle’s driver, a 38-year-old man, ran a red light.

Nicole Villavicencio, 28, of the Cragin neighborhood, was ejected from the bike during the crash, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Villavicencio and the motorcyclist were both taken Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of their accident injuries.  She was pronounced dead there.  The motorcyclist was listed in serious condition.

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

Fatal Loss of Control Motorcycle Crash On Kennedy Expressway Exit

There was a fatal loss of control motorcycle crash Saturday (July 21, 2018) night in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.  As seen in many crashes in 2018 – including those that caused fatalities – loss of motorcycle control continues to be a very common cause of serious crashes this year.

This crash happened on a Kennedy Expressway exit ramp in Logan Square.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash on Kennedy ramp in Logan Square“:

Donald L. Hay, 50, was driving a black 1991 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at 9:35 p.m. on the ramp from southbound I-90 to California Avenue when he lost control and was thrown from the bike, according to Illinois State Police. He was then hit and dragged by a 2006 Chevrolet SUV on the ramp.

Hay, who lived in Logan Square, was declared dead after being taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.  A subsequent autopsy determined that he died of multiple injuries from the accident.

The driver and passenger in the SUV were not hurt in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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