A Des Plaines motorcycle collision happened early Saturday (July 20, 2019) evening. This Des Plaines motorcycle collision happened at Mannheim Road and Prospect Avenue. First responders were called to the accident scene beginning at 5:55 p.m.
This Des Plaines motorcycle collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 22, 2019 Journal & Topics article titled “Two Suffer Serious Injuries After Van, Motorcycle Collide In Des Plaines.”
An excerpt, quoting Des Plaines Police Department Cmdr. Christopher Mierzwa :
According to Mierzwa, the motorcycle and van were driving southbound on Mannheim approaching Prospect when the accident occurred. As the van attempted to turn westbound on Prospect, the motorcycle fell on its side and struck the vehicle, police said.
The motorcyclist and a passenger, identified as a 47-year-old man and 54-year-old women, were both injured during the crash. They were taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of their accident injuries.
The driver of the van, identified as a 19-year-old man, did not go to the hospital. It is unclear if he was hurt during the collision.
This Des Plaines motorcycle collision remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Whenever a person is involved in a vehicle accident, whether that person has been hurt is a primary consideration. While many accident injuries will be apparent – i.e. they will exhibit some type of symptom – there are many types of serious injuries that may not be apparent immediately after the crash. Among these serious injuries that may not immediately exhibit symptoms are head injuries and internal bleeding.
Additional discussion of why it is important to get a thorough medical exam after being involved in a vehicle accident can be found on the “Reasons For Getting A Medical Exam After A Motorcycle Accident” page. As seen on that page, there are many reasons – both from a medical and legal perspective – for getting the medical exam.