By Bob Uphues
A police report obtained by the Landmark indicates that a motorcyclist, who was killed when his bike collided with another vehicle in the intersection of Grove and Windemere avenues on Oct. 10, drove through a stop sign and into the path of a silver Nissan Kicks, driven by a 59-year-old Lyons woman who had the right of way.
Both the driver of the Nissan and an independent witness, who was following behind the Nissan in another vehicle, reportedly told police they were eastbound on Windemere Avenue at about 1:15 p.m. when Michael Sobran, 50, of Lyons, who was northbound on Grove Avenue, failed to stop at the stop sign.
The intersection is only partially controlled, with stop signs on the north and south approaches of Grove Avenue. Windemere Avenue has no stop signs at that intersection.
The Nissan struck Sobran's motorcycle, police reported, sending it sliding across the intersection where it came to rest after striking the curb on the south east side of the intersection. The motorcycle landed on top of Sobran, who was not wearing a helmet, according to police.
The witness, identified as a 58-year-old Bolingbrook man, and a Brookfield police officer who arrived at the scene were able to lift the motorcycle off of Sobran and place it on the parkway. Paramedics transported Sobran to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:46 p.m.
Paramedics also transported the driver of the Nissan to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for observation. The police report does not indicate she was injured in the crash. Police issued no citations.