Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/12/2013 1:25 PM

Police respond to two Elgin crashes half-mile apart

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Elgin police take measurements Friday morning at the scene of a car vs. motorcycle crash just east of the intersection of Randall Road and Highland Avenue. Police said a 26-year-old motorcyclist from St. Charles was killed.

       Elgin police take measurements Friday morning at the scene of a car vs. motorcycle crash just east of the intersection of Randall Road and Highland Avenue. Police said a 26-year-old motorcyclist from St. Charles was killed.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 
 

A 26-year-old St. Charles man was killed Friday morning following a crash on Randall Road in Elgin, police said.

A second crash 90 minutes later about a half-mile on Randall left two others injured.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

A preliminary investigation of the first crash shows a Yamaha motorcycle, driven by the St Charles man, was northbound at about 6:55 a.m. on Randall Road at Highland Avenue when it crashed into a BMW car that was turning onto eastbound Highland from southbound Randall, police said.

Witnesses told police before the crash the motorcyclist had been riding the shoulder and entered the intersection from a non-lane portion of the road.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. His identity is being withheld pending notification to relatives.

The driver of the BMW, a 44-year-old man from Woodstock, was not injured.

A single lane of northbound Randall Road and all of eastbound Highland Avenue were closed for approximately 3 hours while police investigated. The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information should call (847) 289-2661.

The second crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. on southbound Randall Road at Royal Boulevard. It involved three vehicles and left two people with minor injuries, Elgin Police Cmdr. Dan O'Shea said.

He said a vehicle attempted an illegal lane change which resulted in a chain reaction of rear-end crashes with two other vehicles.

The two injured people were taken to the hospital.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.