Minooka motorcyclist killed in Plainfield area crash
July 14, 2012 5:02PM
Palinfield Police redirect traffic off of Route 126 at Drauden Road after an accident near the intersection of County Line Road and Route 126 in Plainfield, Illinois, Saturday, July 14, 2012. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 14, 2012 10:38PM
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Minooka motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at Route 126 and County Line Road that left five others, including an infant and a toddler with serious injuries.
Authorities responded around 2:29 p.m. to the crash, which involved a motorcycle and two passenger vehicles, District 5 state police said Saturday.
The motorcyclist, a male, was killed in the crash, police said. His name has not been released.
Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said a Dodge Durango rear-ended a Nissan Altima, which was stopped on Highway 126 to make a left turn on South County Line Road. The impact rolled the Durango, and the Nissan sideswiped a man on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle going eastbound on Highway 126.
A woman, man, an infant and a toddler were riding in the Nissan and were all transported to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Stratton said. The man, toddler and infant were transported by ambulance in serious condition and the woman was listed in critical condition. The woman and children had to be extricated from the car by firefighters.
Stratton said the children were properly restrained in car seats.
The driver of the Dodge, a man, was taken in serious condition to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Stratton said.
The motorcyclist was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora in critical condition, Stratton said. He went into traumatic arrest in the ambulance, Stratton said, and was not believed to have been wearing a helmet.
The roads in the area were expected to reopen at about 6:30 p.m.
Plainfield police were at the scene, as well as Kendall County police and Illinois State troopers, Stratton said.
Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.