Student Seriously Injured in Tuesday's Motorcycle Wreck
Police said the man ditched his motorcycle when a truck pulled onto Southwest Highway.
An exchange student who lives with a host family in Champaign was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Southwest Highway Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The man was southbound on Southwest Highway when a truck pulled out from a nearby business, said Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie. The motorcycle rider ditched his bike, which became trapped under the truck. He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The extent of the man’s injuries hasn't been disclosed. Boie said he was wearing a helmet but did suffer head trauma.
The motorcyclist’s identity has not yet been released, police said. While his host family has been contacted, his family back home in South Korea has yet to be informed.
No one else was injured in the crash and no tickets have yet been issued, police said.