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Motorcyclist Anthony Brust Dies After Route 53/Robert Parker Coffin Rd Crash; Driver of SUV Charged with DUI

Wed September 12 2012 4:16 pm
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Google street view shows view while traveling westbound Route 53, which shows blind intersection with southbound Robert Parker Coffin Road at right.

Motorcyclist Anthony Brust, 21, of Buffalo Grove has died after suffering injuries during a crash with a GMC Arcadia SUV at the intersection of Robert Parker Coffin Road and Route 53. The driver of the SUV has since been charged with DUI.

Long Grove firefighter/paramedics and Lake County Sheriff police responded about 8:31 PM Monday to an SUV vs. motorcycle crash at Robert Parker Coffin Road and Route 53. Police and firefighter/paramedics reported minor damage to a small SUV on arrival, but found a motorcyclist unconscious at the scene.

Anthony James Michael Brust was transported with life-threatening injuries to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center. He later died of a head injury suffered in the crash.

An Accident Investigation Team was called to the scene Monday night, and worked at the intersection until about 10:50 p.m. The driver of the GMC Arcadia has since been charged with DUI. In addition to the DUI charge, Joseph Cardinale, 43, of the 11000 block of South Sawyer in Chicago, was cited for failure to yield to motorcyclist Anthony Brust, who had the right of way. Cardinale was not injured.

Police report that Cardinale was driving the GMC Arcadia southbound on Robert Parker Road and was making a left turn to eastbound Route 53 when he crashed into the motorcycle traveling westbound on Route 53. A stop sign is in place for southbound traffic on Robert Parker Coffin Road. A warning sign to remind motorists of a 45 mph speed limit exists for an approaching curve on westbound Route 53, and further west a warning sign exists for the T-intersection with Robert Parker Coffin Road.

The crash is still under investigation, an no word from authorities yet regarding any upgrade to the DUI charges.

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