Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at Kirk Road and Cherry Lane in Geneva Township. Here is his identity and how the crash happened.
Police Wednesday morning identified the man who died at the scene of a motorcycle vs. semi crash in Geneva Township. The man is 27-year-old Eric Mondragon of Elgin, according to a Kane County Sheriff's Department press release. Mondragon was driving a Suzuki GSX Motorcycle that collided with the trailer of a semi at Kirk Road and Cherry Lane, the press release said. Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Geneva Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a crash with injuries at the intersection at about 7 a.m. Wednesday. A Freightliner semi tractor with a trailer was turning from the entrance to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Cherry Lane to go north onto Kirk Rd, an initial investigation revealed. The semi had the green light. Mondragon …
Kirk Road was closed for about 3.5 hours Wednesday morning as police investigated the crash.
Editor's note: Police late Wednesday morning identified the man who died at the scene of the crash. To read our latest update, click here. A Kane County man died Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with the side of a semi on Kirk Road in Geneva Township, police said. The man collided with the semi's trailer as the semi was turning onto northbound Kirk Road from Cherry Lane. The crash occurred at about 7 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Pat Gengler, Kane Co. Sheriff's Office spokesman. The man's name was initially withheld pending notification of his family, Gengler said. Kirk Road was reopened to thru traffic at about 10:20 a.m. after being blocked for about 3.5 hours between Rt. 38 and Fabyan Parkway. The road was blocked off while …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The second fatal motorcycle-versus-car collision in Geneva in the past eight days—this time on Randall Road—takes the life of a motorcycle driver on Memorial Day.
Police reported Monday night the second fatal motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision in Geneva during the past eight days. Police responded to the accident at 6:42 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, at Randall Road and Gleneagle Drive. "Upon arrival, officers determined that a motorcycle being driven north on Randall Road collided with the rear of a sports utility vehicle at the above intersection," a Geneva Police Department press release said. "The sole occupant of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene." The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of family members, the press release said. The Geneva Police Department is being assisted by the Kane County Accident …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A 67-year-old St. Charles man is taken to Delnor Hospital on May 14 after falling off to avoid hitting another vehicle.
A motorcycle driven by James Haag, 67, of St. Charles crashed around 1:50 p.m. May 14 in the 2000 block of Batavia Avenue (Route 31) about a quarter mile north of Fabyan Parkway, Geneva police reports said. Haag was driving north on Batavia Avenue when the vehicle in front of him slowed “sharply,” and as he applied the brakes of his Iron Horse Outlaw, he lost control of the vehicle and fell, reports said. Haag was taken to Delnor Hospital by Batavia Medic 51. More than $1,500 of damage was done to the motorcycle, reports said.