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Motorcyclist thrown from bike onto median during crash on I-94 near Wadsworth

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A motorcyclist was ejected from his motorcycle onto a median after he lost control and crashed on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth Friday evening.

The Illinois State Police and Newport Township Fire Protection District responded around 6:10 p.m. Friday to Interstate 94 north of Route 173 in Wadsworth for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

The Bristol, Wisconsin Fire Department and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Illinois State Police Trooper Josh Korando said that District 15 troopers arrived and found a motorcycle crash on Interstate 94 at the 1.25 mile marker.

A preliminary report shows the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 when the driver lost control for an unknown reason.

The motorcycle left the roadway to the left and struck a concrete barrier, Korando said.

The driver was ejected onto the median which is in between the eastbound and westbound lanes.

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The driver, who was the sole occupant, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Korando said that is unknown how fast the motorcycle was traveling at the time of the collision. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The driver, who was not identified by police, was cited for driving without a valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.