A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy saved the life of a motorcyclist involved in a traffic crash.
On June 24, 2023, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 176 and Bayonne Avenue, Green Oaks, for a traffic crash involving a Ford Transit Van and Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. Deputy Dwight Arrowood observed the operator of the motorcycle, a 55-year-old man of Skokie, with a major leg wound, and he was bleeding significantly. Deputy Arrowood applied a tourniquet on the motorcyclist’s leg to stop the bleeding.
Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Ford, a 58-year-old woman of Gurnee, was traveling eastbound on Route 176. She attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Bayonne Avenue, directly in the path of the westbound Harley-Davidson. The Harley-Davidson struck the Ford, and the operator of the motorcycle was thrown from the motorcycle.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with critical injuries.
The driver of the Ford and her 26-year-old passenger were uninjured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.