A motorcyclist is expected to survive after he turned in front of a car and collided with it in Algonquin, leaving him with multiple injuries and having to be flown to the hospital.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Algonquin Police Department responded around 1:30 p.m. Sunday to Algonquin Road and Harrison Street for a report of a vehicle crash.
Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ryan Markham said a 2005 Honda motorcycle, driven by Jeffrey Stadie, 67, of Algonquin, was traveling eastbound on Algonquin Road.
The motorcycle attempted to make a left-hand turn onto northbound Harrison Street when he struck a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, which was traveling westbound on Algonquin Road.
According to Stefine Loewe, who witnessed the crash, Stadie was thrown from the motorcycle but remained conscious.
“I had 911 on the phone within seconds and we kept the man still and conscious. His heel was ripped off his foot from heel to mid foot. And bleeding from his ear and mouth. He was thankfully responsive. And thankfully had a helmet on,” Loewe said in a Facebook post.
Markham said that Stadie was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley with injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.
A family member of Stadie said that the man was later flown to a hospital in Rockford for further treatment.
The 59-year-old Algonquin man who was driving the Chevrolet Blazer was uninjured, Markham said.
Stadie was charged with failure to yield while turning left.