Motorcyclist Critical after Rural Hebron Crash

From the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Injury Crash Involving DUI Motorcyclist

On September 15, 2020, at 6:56 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Hebron-Alden- Greenwood Fire Protection District, and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash involving a 2018 Harley-Davidson which occurred on Johnson Road, north of Illinois Route
173.

The investigation revealed the Harley-Davidson had been traveling southbound on Johnson Road.

For unknown reasons it left the roadway to the west and crashed while reentering the roadway.

The driver and sole rider of the Harley-Davidson, Jeff Koszuta, a 52-year-old Hawthorn Woods man, was ejected from the motorcycle and was flown by LifeNet Helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside where he was listed in critical condition.

Koszuta was not wearing a helmet.

The investigation also revealed Koszuta was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Koszuta was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The investigation into the crash continues by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.


Comments

Motorcyclist Critical after Rural Hebron Crash — 4 Comments

  1. Motorcycles are dangerous.

    DUI is a very stupid combination.

  2. Investigation revealed alcohol?

    Hmmmmmm did he give consent for that?

  3. It’s easy to get a fake blood alcohol reading if the blood drawn for the lab test is drawn along with blood for other lab tests.

    Proper venipuncture technique requires that a surface skin alcohol wipe NOT be used for the blood alcohol test.

    It happens all the time.

    Yes, the surface alcohol on the skin before the blood is drawn as an antiseptic will definitely give you a high BAC.

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