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Seriously injured motorcyclist collides with tractor-trailer in Naperville


NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) – A motorcyclist is in serious condition after colliding with a tractor-trailer in Naperville on Wednesday morning.

Police and firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and 95th Street around 10:24 a.m.

The motorcyclist, a 37-year-old male from Naperville, on a gray 2012 Kawasaki was traveling southbound when he crossed the intersection and collided with a westbound semi-truck. The motorcycle caught fire causing the fire of the trailer of the semi-trailer, according to the police.

Due to the nature of the accident, traffic accident reconstruction specialists from the Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit and the Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigation Team ( MERIT) came to the scene to investigate.

Parts of Route 59 and 95th Street southbound in Illinois have been closed for investigation. Roads reopened around 4:33 p.m.

The accident investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5477.


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