Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.
Michael Bradley's family is keeping a log of how his recovery is going. You can read about it here.
Sept. 30, 1:01 p.m.
The 21-year-old motorcyclist injured in a Saturday evening crash at Jericho and Orchard Roads is expected to survive, said Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
The accident occurred at 6:33 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Mary C. Betz, 42, of Montgomery, was driving a 2008 Saturn Vue SUV, was heading northbound on Orchard and attempted to make a left turn onto Jericho.
A southbound 1993 Honda RF 2 motorcycle driven by Michael A. Bradley, 21, of Aurora then hit the rear passenger side panel of the SUV and was thrown from the bike suffering extensive injuries. Patch readers reported seeing the motorcycle lying in pieces.
Betz was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries and Bradley was airlifted to a suburban Chicago hospital after initial treatment at an Aurora hospital. Ferrelli reported he has extensive injuries, but is expected to survive.
Betz was ticketed for failure to yield while turning left and Bradley was ticketed for operating a motorcycle without valid classification and no insurance.
Multiple witnesses reported that at the time of the crash the traffic light was yellow. No drugs or alcohol are suspected in preliminary investigations.
Orchard Road was closed for almost four hours while Aurora Police investigators were on scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Sept. 29, 10:18 a.m.
A 21-year-old Aurora man was airlifted to a nearby suburban Chicago hospital in serious condition following a traffic accident Saturday evening.
The crash occurred at 6:33 p.m. at Jericho and Orchard Road, Aurora, on Saturday, Sept. 28, according to Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
The motorcycle, driven by a 21-year-old Aurora man, was headed southbound on Orchard. A Saturn SUV, driven by a 41-42-year-old Montgomery woman was in the turn lane at Orchard on Jericho.
According to preliminary reports, Ferrelli said the light was yellow and the SUV turned left in front of the motorcycle, resulting in a collision.
At this time there are no fatalities reported. There is no word on the SUV driver’s condition, but Ferrelli was able to confirm she was not airlifted.
Preliminary investigation also reveals that there was no alcohol involved in the crash, said Ferrelli.
Patch readers reported that Orchard road was closed down for over two and a half hours Saturday evening.
Edit: Original police report stated that Betz was ticketed for no insurance. That is incorrect.