Two injured in charity motorcycle ride

Updated 10/11/2015 5:55 PM

Two people were seriously injured when their motorcycle crashed during a charity ride Sunday in Kane County, authorities said.

The accident occurred during the 29th annual Toy and Food Run organized by the DuKane chapter of ABATE of Illinois, a motorcycle safety and rights organization. During the event, motorcyclists rode from Elburn to Batavia to raise money and collect donations for needy families.


The crash occurred about 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of Main Street and Green Road in Blackberry Township, authorities said.

An initial investigation determined that the motorcycle crashed after the driver swerved to avoid a helmet that fell off another participating rider, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

Curtis Dalton, 46, of Warrenville, was driving the motorcycle and was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, officials said. Aurora resident Sara Nickence, 43, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

Both suffered severe injuries, authorities said, but their exact conditions were not available Sunday. It is also unknown if they were wearing helmets, officials said.

No tickets have been issued and there were no other injuries, officials said.

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