A 20-year-old Brookfield man remains hospitalized in critical condition after reportedly crashing his motorcycle into the rear of a SUV at the intersection of Prairie and Congress Park avenues in Brookfield on Aug. 3 at about 3:05 p.m.
According to the police report, the driver of the 2003 Chevy Blazer involved in the crash said he was southbound on Prairie Avenue after picking up some prescriptions at CVS on Ogden Avenue.
As the SUV approached Congress Park Avenue, according to police, the driver said he preparing to make a left turn when he heard a loud revving sound and looked in the rearview mirror to see a motorcycle approaching.
The driver of the SUV, an 85-year-old Lyons man, told police he put on his left-turn signal but hesitated at the intersection order to allow the motorcycle, which reportedly was approaching quickly, to pass him on the passenger side. There is no stop sign for north-south traffic on Prairie Avenue at Congress Park Avenue.
The black 1983 Kawasaki motorcycle struck the rear of the SUV. The 20-year-old man driving the motorcycle and his 18-year-old female passenger, also a resident of Brookfield, were thrown from the vehicle.
At least one other witness told police that the motorcycle’s engine was revving loudly and appeared to be speeding just prior to the crash.
The driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was found unconscious and serious injured on the pavement by emergency personnel. The female passenger, who was wearing a helmet, was conscious and alert when emergency personnel arrived.
Both victims were taken to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Police described the female’s injuries as non-life threatening. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
Police have not issued any citations at this time.