The summer season means more people out on motorcycles, but the pastime took a tragic turn this weekend, when four people on motorcycles were killed in two separate crashes.
About 4:50 p.m., a Pontiac Aztec was making a left turn in the 2700 block of South Ashland Avenue, when a Yamaha motorcycle smashed into the back of the SUV, police said.
A motorcyclist died after crashing his vehicle into a wall on Interstate 355 early Thursday in west suburban Lisle, police said.
The motorcyclist was traveling south on Mount Prospect Road when he struck a minivan that had partially turned left onto Mount Prospect from Golf Road at 6:53 p.m., according to a statement from Des Plaines police.
Just after midnight, a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed collided with a pedestrian near the intersection of Route 59 and Lockport Street in Plainfield.
Authorities responded to the crash on LaGrange Road, or Route 45, near 111th Street at 5:08 p.m., Cook County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said. A 22-year-old man, identified as Giedrius Lisnicenka, was riding his motorcycle south on LaGrange when it hit the back of a stopped vehicle.
Witnesses saw the man driving the motorcycle lose control and skid off the roadway about 3:20 a.m. in the outbound lanes of Interstate 94 near 83rd Street.
Officials from the Lake County Coroner’s office were dispatched at 6:40 p.m. to the crash in the 200 block of Wicker Avenue in Lowell, Ind.
A man and a woman are dead after a crash early Sunday in southwest suburban Bridgeview.
The motorcycle struck another vehicle in the rear, and its driver was thrown from the bike. The driver received critical injuries to his head and spinal cord, he said.
About 12:40 a.m., the 28-year-old was driving north “at a high rate of speed” in the 5500 block of North Lincoln Avenue when his motorcycle struck a curb near the intersection of West Catalpa Avenue and he was ejected.
Vonzell Griffin boarded the I-80/94 eastbound ramp from Calumet Avenue at 10:27 p.m., when he lost control and his motorcycle collided with a semi truck.
A 19-year-old man died after a motorcycle crash in northwest suburban Barrington Tuesday afternoon, police said.
A three-vehicle crash sent a motorcyclist to the hospital Sunday afternoon on Interstate 94 near Porter, Ind.
A man died early Saturday morning after driving his motorcycle off the road in southwest suburban Lockport, the Southtown Star is reporting.
A Chicago family says it just shouldn’t have happened. A woman driving an SUV drives off after colliding with a motorcycle – a crash that killed the guy on the bike.
A 35-year-old man died Saturday from injuries suffered during a motorcycle crash in southwest suburban Willow Springs, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A motorcyclist was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash on the Far South Side Saturday night, police said.
A motorcyclist lost control and crashed in the 1500 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 4 a.m. Two other motorcycles then drove over the debris and crashed.
The crash happened in the northbound lanes of the Edens Expressway (I-94) near Foster Avenue, on Chicago’s Northwest Side, about 1:30 a.m.