Motorcyclist Later Dies From Injuries Due To Lake Zurich Collision

A motorcyclist died Friday (July 28, 2017) after a July 17 motorcycle-car collision occurred in Lake Zurich.  As is often the case in serious and fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, according to police the accident involved a car making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 31, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “59-year-old motorcyclist dies after Lake Zurich crash“:

At 4:25 p.m. on July 17, a 2008 Honda sedan was heading north on Ela Road when the driver turned left on Cuba Road and struck a southbound 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to Lake Zurich police.

The motorcyclist, identified as Paul Vail, 59, of Elmhurst, was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered serious accident injuries. At the time of the collision he was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Vail was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died on Friday night, July 28.

No citations have (yet) been filed with regard to the collision.  The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake Zurich Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details regarding this Lake County motorcycle-car fatal collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above.


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