Motorcyclist in critical condition after Fairview Heights crash

News-DemocratSeptember 13, 2013 


A motorcyclist is in critical condition following an accident Wednesday night in Fairview Heights.

Dakota S. Neal, 23, of St. Jacob, was driving his motorcycle northbound on Illinois 159 when he struck the rear passenger side of another vehicle just after 8 p.m. at the Stonewolf Trail intersection. The driver of the car, a 56-year-old woman from Caseyville, was not seriously injured in the crash, according to Fairview Heights Police Detective James Mason.

Neal was taken to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment. He remains there listed in critical condition.

Neal was not wearing a helmet, according to police, and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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