I-90 Motorcycle Accident

There was a Cook County motorcycle accident this evening (October 2, 2013) on westbound Interstate 90 (I-90) in which two people were injured.  The accident, which happened at approximately 7:30 p.m., happened between Lee Street and the Des Plaines Oasis.

An excerpt from the October 2, 2013 Daily Herald article titled “Two injured in I-90 motorcycle crash” :

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Brian McKinney said two men were injured. They included a 26-year-old passenger and driver Jose Flores Avilla, 30, of Milwaukee, who was issued citations for failure to reduce speed and for a violation of the classification for the motorcycle.

It appears as if one motorcycle struck another from behind.  The other motorcyclist was not injured.

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

Traffic Accident On Chicago’s Northwest Side Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal Cook County motorcycle accident in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood this morning (September 26, 2013).

The accident involved a motorcyclist who was hit by an SUV (a Honda CRV) at approximately 7:26 a.m., in the 6400 block of North Navajo Avenue.

At the time of the collision, the Honda CRV had been traveling south on Navajo when it hit the motorcycle, which had been traveling west on Devon.

The motorcyclist, Omar Posos, 35, of Chicago, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

According to Chicago Police, a motorist, identified as a 67-year-old man from Skokie, was cited for failure to yield the right-of way at the intersection.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 26 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist dies following Northwest Side crash” as well as the September 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in NW Side crash.”

Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s Chinatown

There was a Cook County fatal motorcycle accident Monday night (September 2, 2013) in Chicago’s Chinatown area.

The accident happened as the motorcyclist was riding east on Cermak Road at approximately 11:15 p.m.  As the motorcyclist was in the 300 block of West Cermak Road, his motorcycle was struck by an Infiniti car that was turning left from South Archer Avenue.

The motorcyclist, Lawrence Talbert, 36, of Chicago, was taken to Stroger Hospital.  He was pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m.

According to Chicago Police, the driver of the Infiniti, only identified as a female, was cited for failing to yield the right of way.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 3, 2013 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist dies in South Loop crash” as well as the September 3 DNAInfo.com article titled “Man Dies in South Side Motorcycle Crash.”

Motorcycle Accident On Edens Expressway

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on the Edens Expressway early this morning (August 27, 2013).

The motorcycle accident happened in the northbound lanes of the Edens near the Wilson Avenue exit.  According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the motorcyclist collided with a bridge support at approximately 1:15 a.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Willie Carrington, 29, of Glenview, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

No other vehicles were involved in this accident.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 27 Chicago Tribune article titled “Officials:  Glenview man dies in Edens motorcycle crash” as well as the August 27 DNAInfo.com article titled “Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Edens.”

Accident On I-55 On-Ramp Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a motorcycle accident on Lake Shore Drive on Saturday evening, August 10, 2013.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited. However, it is being reported that the accident happened as the motorcyclist was heading northbound on Lake Shore Drive when he took the entrance ramp for I-55 southbound at about 7:47 p.m.

An excerpt from the DNAInfo.com article of August 13, titled “Back of the Yards Man Fatally Crashes Motorcycle on I-55 Entrance Ramp” :

It appeared “the bike was traveling too fast to navigate the curve of the ramp,” and Cruz crashed into the guard rail on the right shoulder of the ramp, said a spokeswoman for the Illinois State Police.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Juan Cruz, 25, of Chicago.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, and died from his injuries at 4:10 a.m. on Monday.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the DNAInfo.com article mentioned above, and the Chicago Tribune article of August 10 titled “Motorcyclist injured, crash closes Lake Shore Drive ramp to I-55.”

Motorcyclist Dies After Collision With Truck On Chicago’s Near West Side

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Chicago’s West Side this morning (Tuesday, July 16, 2013).  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and a semi.

The accident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m., on North Western Avenue in the 100 block.

An excerpt from the July 16 dnainfo.com article titled “Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with Semi – Near West Side” :

The truck, heading north on Western Avenue, was making a left turn westbound onto Lake Street with a green arrow signal, police said. The motorcyclist, heading southbound on Western, crashed into the truck while it was turning, police said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to Stroger Hospital.  The motorcyclist has been identified as Paul Pawelski, 38, of Oklahoma City.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above as well as the Chicago Sun-Times article of July 16 titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in crash with semi on West Side.”

Motorcycle Accident On Ramp From The Tri-State To The Kennedy

There was a motorcycle accident this afternoon on the ramp from the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to the Kennedy Expressway (I-190).

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

The accident involved a collision between a SUV and a motorcycle that happened at approximately 1:25 p.m.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the collision caused “serious personal injury” but no other details concerning the number of people injured or the conditions of those injured were available.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article of July 12 titled “Crash with serious injuries closes ramp near O’Hare” as well as the July 12 ABC7News article titled “Crash with serious injuries closes ramp near O’Hare.”

Motorcyclist Dies After Maywood Hit & Run Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Maywood, Illinois, on Sunday night, July 7.  The accident involved an alleged hit & run.

An excerpt from the CBS Chicago article of July 10, 2013 titled “Wisconsin Woman Charged In Fatal Maywood Hit-And-Run” :

A vehicle struck a motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Dashawn J. Davis about 10:05 p.m. Sunday near South 5th Avenue and Harvard in Maywood, according to a Maywood police release. The driver fled the scene.

Davis was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and pronounced dead early Monday morning.

Tiffany L. Jenkins, 33, of Merrill, WI, is the alleged hit & run driver.  According to police, she has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident which caused death; driving on a revoked license; and failure to yield.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the Chicago Tribune article of July 10 titled “Wis. woman charged in fatal Maywood motorcycle crash.”

Motorcycle Accident In Northbrook Involves DUI Charge

The July 8 Northbrook Patch published an article (“Motorcyclist Hospitalized After DUI Crash“) concerning a Northbrook, Illinois motorcycle accident on July 5.

An excerpt:

Officers charged Steven Nach, 28, of Northbrook, with DUI, reckless driving and failure to reduce speed, in relation to the accident.

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

Motorcycle Accident In Lakeview

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (June 20) in Lakeview.

The accident happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. near Grace Street and Lake Shore Drive.    It involved a motorcyclist who fell off his motorcycle suddenly, who was subsequently hit by a taxi that was unable to stop fast enough to avoid the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Joseph Woss, 31.  He was pronounced dead at 4:09 p.m. at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the June 21 LakeView Patch titled “Motorcyclist Crashes, Dies in Lake View” as well as the CBS Chicago article of June 20 titled “Man Dies After Falling From Motorcycle, Getting Hit By Car in Lakeview.”