Motorcycle crash in Round Lake Beach leaves teenager rider dead

Motorcycle crash in Round Lake Beach leaves teenager dead

Last updated Monday, April 17th, 2023

Motorcycle crash in Round Lake Beach leaves teenager dead

An Illinois teenager was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash in Round Lake Beach on Monday, April 10 afternoon.

Initial investigation by Round Lake Beach police indicates that the collision occurred at Cedar Lake Road and Ferndale Drive when the southbound teen collided with a Saturn SUV at the intersection of Ferndale Drive at about 2:30 PM. The victim was reportedly unresponsive, not breathing, and without a detectable pulse. Both the motorcycle and SUV were recovered from the south intersection following the collision.

The teen was transported to Advocate Condell Trauma Center, Libertyville by paramedics from Round Lake Fire Protection District. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival, Round Lake Beach Police Deputy Chief Ryan Rodriguez said. The deceased’s name has not yet been revealed. The SUV driver did not suffer any injuries.

This crash is under investigation by the Round Lake Beach Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

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A traumatic motorcycle crash in Round Lake Beach

In comparison to driving a car, riding a motorcycle poses significantly higher risks because accidents can result in catastrophic damage. Over 5,000 motorcyclists were killed and tens of thousands injured in crashes across the country during the last reporting period for which data is available, according to the latest NHTSA Motorcycle Traffic Safety Facts report. 

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