There was a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon (April 21, 2016) in Bartlett in which a motorcyclist was seriously injured. As in many motorcycle accidents which aren’t the fault of the motorcyclist, this accident appears to be an example of a car attempting to make a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
According to Bartlett Police, the accident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bartlett Road and Route 59.
At that time, a 20-year-old motorcyclist riding a Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Route 59 was struck by a southbound Ford Escape that was attempting to turn left onto eastbound West Bartlett Road.
The motorcyclist was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment of his accident injuries. Those injuries were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature.
An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of April 21, 2016 titled “Motorcyclist severely injured in Bartlett crash“:
The driver of the Ford Escape, Donald C. Dick, 89, of Bartlett, was ticketed for failure to yield, police said. He was treated and released from St. Alexius Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the April 21 The Courier-News article titled “Motorcyclist injured in Bartlett crash.”