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Crash on Dan Ryan leaves motorcyclist in serious condition

(CHICAGO) A motorcyclist is in serious condition following a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway Thursday night.

About 11:20 p.m., a vehicle and motorcycle collided in the northbound lanes near 69th Street, Illinois State Police said.

The man driving the motorcycle – who was only said to be an adult – was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he is in serious condition “with non life-threatening injuries,” police said.

No one else was injured.

Additional details surrounding the crash were not available.

Man killed in Crete crash

(CRETE) A man died Sunday after a crash in south suburban Crete.

Mitchell Williams, 29, was injured in a motorcycle crash in the 400 block of Elms Court Lane in Crete, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Williams, of the 3600 block of Emerald in Steger, was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights, where he was pronounced dead at 2:13 p.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy performed Monday found that he died of multiple blunt force injuries in a motorcycle collision.

Crete police and the Will County sheriff’s office could not provide details of the crash Monday night.

Spouse of Evanston librarian who died in bicycle crash files lawsuit against driver

(EVANSTON) The husband of a children’s librarian who died in a crash while riding her bicycle to work in north suburban Evanston has filed a lawsuit against the driver.

Gay “Gigi” Galich was on her way to work at Evanston Public Library when she was struck by a motorcycle driven by Alexander E. Thorne about 9 a.m. June 30, 2014, in the 600 block of Church Street, or between Orrington and Chicago avenues, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Cook County Circuit Court.

Galich, then 55, was wearing a helmet and riding her bicycle in a dedicated bike lane at the time of the crash, according to the lawsuit.

Galich’s husband, Paul M. Magura, claims in the lawsuit that the driver drove too fast for conditions, failed to keep a sufficient lookout and failed to control his motorcycle.

A witness told police Thorne was eastbound on Church Street when the bicyclist, also eastbound in the designated bike lane, crossed the street mid-block right into the path of the motorcycle, Evanston police previously said.

Thorne, 27, was not hurt in the crash and was not issued any citations, the Sun-Times previously reported.

The three-count suit claims negligence and seeks more than $150,000.

Motorcyclist critically hurt in crash with van in Des Plaines

(DES PLAINES) A 21-year-old motorcyclist was critically hurt when he struck a minivan Wednesday night in northwest suburban Des Plaines.

The motorcyclist was traveling southbound 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.

The man was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to Lutheran General in Park Ridge, where he is listed in critical condition, police said.

Additional details were not immediately available late Wednesday.

Two killed when motorcycle strikes pedestrian in Plainfield

(PLAINFIELD) Two people died early Tuesday when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian in southwest suburban Plainfield.

Sean Fitzpatrick, 27, was riding a motorcycle on Route 59 near Lockport when he apparently lost control and the bike and it struck a pedestrian, according to the Will County coroner’s office.

Two people died early Tuesday when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian on route 59 near Lockport Street. | Network Video Productions
Two people died early Tuesday when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian on route 59 near Lockport Street. | Network Video Productions

Fitzpatrick, of Plainfield, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m., the coroner’s office said.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:55 a.m., but additional details were withheld pending notification of kin, the coroner’s office said.

Autopsies were scheduled for Tuesday, according to the coroner’s office.

Plainfield police did not release details about the crash Tuesday morning.