Motorcylist seriously injured in north Champaign collision
CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car in north Champaign Wednesday evening.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said officers were sent to the intersection of Interstate Drive and Boardwalk Avenue, which is west of North Prospect Avenue, at 6 p.m.
They found a heavily damaged Suzuki motorcycle in the middle of the intersection and its gravely injured driver being attended to by passersby. Debris from the motorcycle was scattered about the intersection.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Thomas R. Burk, 27, of Champaign. He was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital for treatment of his injuries but the hospital was not releasing any information on him Thursday.
An officer learned that a car had apparently run a stop sign and collided with Burk.
The driver of the car, Donald L. Noonan, 82, of Cissna Park, was not injured but his car was damaged.
Noonan had a 54-year-old man from Foosland and a 78-year-old woman from Cissna Park with him. Dunn did not release their names. They were not injured.
After interviewing witnesses and reconstructing the accident scene, police ticketed Noonan for disobeying a stop sign.
Dunn said there was nothing to suggest that alcohol played a role in the accident.
Interstate Drive was closed for several hours after the accident.