Two men injured in motorcycle crashes
DIXON – Two motorcyclists were injured in crashes Sunday in Lee County.
Kenneth W. Thomas, 57, of Ashton, was southbound on Reynolds Road near the Interstate 88 overpass around 3:16 p.m. when he lost control on a curve and went into the ditch, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release today.
The motorcycle rolled, throwing Thomas, who was airlifted to MercyHealth Hospital – Rockton Avenue in Rockford, where he was in critical condition Wednesday.
Benjamin Spotts, 39, of Rock Falls was northbound on Harmon Road just south of U.S. Route 30 around 8:43 p.m. when he left the road and crashed.
He was taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon, and later flown to MercyHealth. His condition was unavailable Wednesday.
The crashes are being investigated.