Fox Lake Motorcycle Crash At Route 134 at Oakside Avenue

On Sunday (July 4, 2021) evening there was a Fox Lake motorcycle crash. This Fox Lake motorcycle crash occurred along Route 134 at Oakside Avenue. The motorcyclist passed away from his accident injuries.

This Fox Lake motorcycle crash is discussed in the July 6, 2021 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “74-year-old man dies after his motorcycle crashes off the roadway.” An excerpt from the article:

The Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Police Department responded around 5:10 p.m. Sunday to Route 134 and Oakside Avenue in Fox Lake for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Fox Lake Police Chief Jimmy Lee told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the crash involved a single vehicle — a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

The driver, a 74-year-old Round Lake Beach man, was driving the motorcycle eastbound on Route 134.

The motorcycle traveled onto the gravel shoulder and the driver attempted to drive back onto the roadway, Lee said, adding “[They] were enjoying a nice ride sightseeing” when the crash occurred.

The motorcycle left the roadway, into the ditch. The motorcyclist was critically injured.

The motorcyclist received first aid at the accident scene from bystanders. The motorcyclist was then taken to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry, where he was pronounced dead. He was later identified as Dennis J. Kane, 74, of Round Lake Beach.

A passenger on the motorcycle sustained injuries considered to be minor injuries.

This Fox Lake motorcycle crash remains under investigation. The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) assisted the Fox Lake Police Department in the investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Loss of motorcycle control continues to be a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. There can be many reasons why a rider loses control of the bike. Once a loss of control begins, it can be difficult to regain control and avoid a crash.

Motorcycle loss of control is one of many reasons for motorcycle crashes that are further discussed on the “Reasons For Lake County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page.


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