Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash That Closed Down Intersection (Update)
A 55-year-old Oak Forest man was hospitalized in critical condition after a collision with an SUV Friday near the intersection of 143rd Street and John Humphrey Drive.
UPDATED: 3:21 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
An accident between a motorcycle and a car that closed down the intersection of 143rd Street and John Humphrey Drive for a few hours early Friday evening left the motorcyclist seriously injured and hospitalized in critical condition, according to a police official.
A 55-year-old Oak Forest man was traveling on his motorcycle eastbound in the 9200 block of 143rd Street when a Lexus SUV pulled out in front of the cycle at around 3:30 p.m., said Orland Park Police Cmdr. John Keating said in an email Saturday.
The man was seriously injured and brought to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, Keating said in the email, adding that the Orland Park woman driving the SUV was not injured.
The police department's traffic unit is still investigating the crash, Keating wrote. Names were not being released at this time.
Readers living in the area near the intersection said their neighborhoods were blocked off for about three hours Friday, Oct. 26, because of the accident. At about 11 p.m. Friday, the motorcyclist's daughter-in-law posted this message on Orland Park Patch's Facebook page:
He is in the surgery/neuro intensive care unit. He's hanging on for his life right now. It's been over 6 hours and we are finally going to be able to get to see him. Please keep him in your prayers!
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