Mettawa Motorcycle Accident In Costco Parking Lot

There was a Mettawa motorcycle accident Saturday (May 2, 2020) in the Costco parking lot. This Mettawa motorcycle accident led to the rider being critically injured. The crash appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control which occurred for an unknown reason.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of May 3 titled “Sheriff’s County Investigators Investigating Pair of Saturday Crashes“:

At approximately 6:10PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a parking lot in the 25900 block of Riverwoods Road, Mettawa, for a motorcycle crash.  Preliminary investigation shows the operator of a Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle, a 55-year-old man of Wadsworth, was traveling in the parking lot.  For an unknown reason, he accelerated at a high rate of speed, causing the front wheel of the Honda to rise from the roadway.  The driver lost control and crashed.  He was not wearing a helmet, was critically injured, and transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville via ambulance.

This Mettawa motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of sources, including the media release mentioned above.

Motorcycle loss of control accidents continue to be a leading cause of Illinois motorcycle accidents. As seen in the Lake County motorcycle accidents of this type summarized on this site, these loss of control crashes often lead to serious injuries. In many cases the rider suffers life-threatening, if not fatal injuries. Injuries tend to be serious in nature as these crashes often occur at (high) speed.

Various issues regarding motorcycle loss of control are discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page. As discussed on that page, there are many different reasons as to why the rider may no longer be able to accurately guide the bike.


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