Motorcyclist Dies from Accident near Cougars Stadium in Geneva
On August 15th
a man from Elgin was speeding on his motorcycle on Kirk Road in Geneva. It was around 7 am in the morning when that bike hit a semitrailer, fatally injuring the rider. The motorcycle accident
occurred near the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark were the Kane County Cougars play baseball.
At the intersection of Kirk Road and Cherry Lane, Thomas Jinsky, Jr. was waiting to turn left onto Kirk Road from the stadium parking lot. This man, who is from Wisconsin Rapids, WI had a green light and was turning into northbound lanes when a Suzuki GSX failed to stop at a red light and slammed into the side of the trailer. The motorcycle appeared to be travelling at a speed of at least 60 mph according to witnesses.
The 27-year-old man was identified as Eric Mondragon
who lived near the 400 block of Douglas Ave in Elgin. He was thrown from his motorcycle due to the collision, while his bike continued to travel nearly 200 yards according to authorities. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, yet he was still severely injured due to the wreck. He was pronounced dead on the scene when police officers reached the crash site. Jinsky was the only other driver involved and was unhurt by the wreck.
It is believed by the Kane County Sheriff's Office that the accident was caused by the excessive speed
of the motorcycle and not drugs or alcohol. Mondragon also had many citations for various traffic control issues on his record between 2001 and 2011. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to financial reimbursement from that party. Contact a dedicated personal injury attorney in Saint Charles
today to review the specifics of your case as soon as possible.