Bolingbrook, Illinois Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

According to Bolingbrook Police, the motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist was riding east on Boughton Road at approximately 2:30 a.m.  At that point, he apparently lost control of the motorcycle and struck the median.  He was thrown from the motorcycle.  Media accounts differ as to whether the accident happened near Boughton and Aspen or Boughton and Bolingbrook Drive.

The motorcyclist was identified as Richard H. Ford, 25, of Romeoville.

Ford was pronounced dead after being taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

An excerpt from the September 25, 2013 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man dies in motorcycle crash in Bolingbrook” :

A preliminary investigation indicates that speed and alcohol were factors in the wreck, which involved no other vehicles, Rompa said.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the September 25, 2013 Joliet Herald-News article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Bolingbrook crash.”

Channahon Township Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday evening (September 1, 2013) in Channahon Township, Illinois.

The motorcyclist was riding along Front Street, approximately 3/4 mile west of Frontage Road, when his motorcycle left the roadway and overturned.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Brian A. Elsinga, 31, of Channahon.  He was pronounced dead at 8:23 p.m. Sunday.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the September 2, 2013 Channahon-Minooka Patch.com article titled “Channahon Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash” as well as the September 2 Joliet Herald-News article titled “Channahon man killed in motorcycle accident,” which also contains remembrances.