Fatal Vehicle-Bicycle Crash, Accident Investigation on Eastbound Higgins Rd (Route 72) At East Frontage Rd/Busse Woods Bike Trail

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Buick sedan involved in a fatal crash with a bicycle at Eastbound Route 72 and East Frontage Road near the Busse Wood Bicycle Trail crossing (Additional Accident Investigation photos).

UPDATE: Eastbound Route 72 is expected to be reopened by about noon.

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:57 AM Tuesday to a report of a vehicle-motorcycle crash or a vehicle-bicycle crash near the Busse Woods bicycle trail at East Frontage and Higgins Road Schaumburg, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a victim was in the grass and moving after being thrown into the grass. Cook County Sheriff and Illinois State Police also responded to the crash. The incident actually involved a bicyclist that was apparently crossing just east of East Frontage Road and Route 72.

Firefighter/paramedics transported the motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries to Northwest Community Hospital where the victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Eastbound Higgins Road was shutdown at West Frontage Road. The ramp from Route 53/I-290 was also shut down.

An accident investigation team responded to the scene and eastbound Higgins Road (Route 72) is expected to be blocked for an extended period. Illinois State Police appear to be managing the accident investigation.

Map of area of serious motorcycle crash …


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