Paramedics have taken a man to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries after his motorcycle collided with an SUV driven by a woman at the intersection of Prairie and Grant avenues in Brookfield at about 4:20 p.m. on July 7.
Brookfield Deputy Police Chief Michael Kuruvilla said the investigation indicates that the SUV was eastbound on Grant Avenue when it entered the intersection and collided with the motorcycle, which was northbound on Prairie Avenue. There are no stop signs controlling north/south traffic at that intersection, but there are stop signs for Grant Avenue traffic in both directions at Prairie Avenue.
The motorcyclist reportedly was conscious and responding to emergency personnel as paramedics transported him from the scene. No one else was believed to have been injured. In addition to the driver, the SUV also carried a passenger, police said.
It’s the fourth motorcycle versus vehicle crash in Brookfield this year, one of which was fatal but all of which resulted in serious injuries. The first was a fatal crash on April 3 at 47th Street and Plainfield Road. The others were on May 24 at 47th Street and Maple Avenue and on June 17 on Ogden Avenue just east of Eberly Avenue.
Kuruvilla said he expects the Prairie/Grant intersection to be closed for at least an hour or two as detectives process the scene. Brookfield police are attempting to get a county or state police crash reconstruction team to respond to the scene.
This story has been changed to correct the SUV’s direction of travel as reported by Brookfield police.