Motorcyclist Dies After Accident In Morton Grove

There was a motorcycle accident in Morton Grove, Illinois early in the morning Wednesday (June 12).  The motorcyclist later died from his injuries.

The accident happened around 4:00 a.m. as the motorcyclist was driving east on Golf Road.  The motorcyclist, said to be riding at a high rate of speed, hit a curb near Golf Road and Oleander Avenue and lost control of his bike.

The motorcyclist, identified as Carl Robello, 24, of Glenview, was hospitalized and died of his injuries early Thursday morning at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

According to Morton Grove Police Commander Paul Yaras, Robello was driving under the influence of alcohol.

An excerpt from the June 13 Chicago TribLocal Glenview article titled “Glenview man dies after motorcycle crash in Morton Grove” :

Robello’s blood-alcohol concentration after the crash 0.20 percent — 2.5 times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, Yaras said, adding that it appears Robello was not wearing a helmet.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the Morton Grove Champion article of June 13 titled “Glenview man dies after Morton Grove motorcycle crash.”

Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s South Side

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday night on Chicago’s South Side.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 9:15 p.m., as a motorcyclist was heading south on Western Avenue.  The motorcycle hit a curb in the 7600 block of South Western Avenue, causing a loss of control.  The motorcycle then struck a light pole after leaving the roadway.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Robert Poindexter, 32, of Chicago.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the May 25 Chicago Tribune article titled “Southwest Side man killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the May 25 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclist Dies After South Side Crash.”

Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s Marquette Park Neighborhood

There was a motorcycle accident early this morning in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood.

The accident involved a motorcycle with a passenger crashing into a parked Chicago Police car at 12:45 a.m. at South Western Avenue and West 71st Street.

During the accident, the motorcycle’s driver, said to be a 40-year-old male, was ejected from the motorcycle.  His injuries included broken bones.

The passenger, said to be a 22-year-old woman, was pinned under the police car following the accident; the Chicago Fire Department was called to extract her from under the car.  She suffered broken bones and other injuries.

Both the motorcyclist and the passenger were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Police believe that either drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 5 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcycle hits parked police car in Marquette Park” as well as the May 5 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclists Injured In Chicago Lawn Squad Car Crash.”