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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Chicago Heights crash

The motorcyclist was taken to Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields with severe head trauma and injuries to his lower extremities.

Police investigate a crash between a motorcycle and a car July 2, 2019, near 16th Street and Chicago Road in Chicago Heights.
Police investigate a crash between a motorcycle and a car July 2, 2019, near 16th Street and Chicago Road in Chicago Heights.
Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A motorcyclist was severely injured in a crash Tuesday in south suburban Chicago Heights.

Police were called at 2:12 p.m. for reports of the crash between a red Toyota Corolla and a yellow Yamaha motorcycle in the first block of West 16th Street, according to a statement from Chicago Heights Police Chief Thomas Rogers.

Officers arrived to find the Toyota with “extensive front end damage” and the motorcycle with “extensive damage,” Rogers said.

The motorcyclist was taken to Franciscan Health in Olympia Fields with severe head trauma and injuries to his lower extremities, according to Rogers.

Police at the scene blocked off part of Chicago Road near the intersection with 16th. The Toyota could be seen in the parking lot of Pearson’s Bakery, 1 W. 16th St.

The crash remains under investigation by Chicago Heights police and the South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago Heights detectives at 708-756-6422.

Police investigate a crash between a motorcycle and a car July 2, 2019, near 16th Street and Chicago Road in Chicago Heights.
Police investigate a crash between a motorcycle and a car July 2, 2019, near 16th Street and Chicago Road in Chicago Heights.
Justin Jackson/Sun-Times