Another Saturday crash happened at the vicinity of southwest suburban Plainfield when an SUV collided with a motorcycle. The death toll was one person, with five were injured and in critical condition.
According to Plainfield Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Stratton, the crash took place at 2:30 in the afternoon at Route 126 and County Line Road, just west of Plainfield. The motorcycle driver was the only fatality as he died in the evening of Saturday at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. The Illinois State Police in the Joliet District who are conducting the investigation did not give out motorcyclist’s identity as they have yet to notify the family.
As the 2004 Nissan Altima moving towards Route 126 westbound was about to turn left, a Dodge Durango SUV which was also travelling in the same direction, slam at the rear of the Nissan. Stratton said that the Dodge Durango SUV was carrying a couple with their two kids, said Stratton.
After Durango slammed against the Altima, it bounced off and rolled over several times. The Altima then side-swiped a Harley-Davidson motorcycle which was traveling eastbound on Route 126, said Stratton.
It took time to extricate the family from the Altima wreckage and they were rushed to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. One of the men drivers and the kids were in serious condition while a woman was in critical condition.
The Durango driver was hurled from the SUV and brought to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in serious condition, said Stratton.
Aside from Plainfield officials, rescue team from nearby municipalities responded. The accident caused the shutdown of the intersection between Will and Kendall countries.
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