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Accident due to grass

weekend motorcycle accident

By Andy Kravetz

Posted Jun*11,*2019*at*4:03*PM*
Updated Jun*11,*2019*at*6:35*PM



PEORIA — A Canton woman died Monday from injuries suffered in a weekend collision with her husband's motorcycle during a ride in Bureau County.

Cheryl Zeglen, 59, was pronounced dead at noon Monday at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, two days after the Saturday accident, said Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.

According to Harwood, the accident occurred near 270 East Road and County Highway 5 in Mineral Township in Bureau County.

The coroner said several people were riding together when the lead rider, Tom Zeglen of Canton, raised his arm high in the air to signal the group to get into single file, to avoid travel through a stretch of road that had grass clippings on it.

As he started to slow, he was rear-ended by his wife's motorcycle. She was thrown from her motorcycle and was critically injured.

Cheryl Zeglen was first transported to Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, then flown to St. Francis by helicopter.
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so sad, I keep posting the about the grass problem on our Local Oologah and Goldwing Groups on facebook.....


the non bike riders do a lot of foul mouthed comments, but I keep posting the pictures and stories..... if the grass were not there, this accident would not have happened.

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This is less than 40 miles from my location
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Sounds more like she was just was not paying close enough attention, but still I am sad it happened.


I hope she wasn't just in over her skill level trying to keep up in the group? Grass wasn't the cause, though it may have been the "instigation", could have just as easily been road kill or a deer, etc.


Back 20 plus years ago, I was coming out of a right handed turn in Tenn. on then crooked 2 lane Rt 221 below Greenville, hit dead squirrel or rabbit or somesuch in roadway on my line, front wheel of bike slipped out a hair, I thought we was going down for sure and we were meeting traffic. I thank God that we made it, "Wife Unit" and I and bike, but you can bet I gave road kill more respect after that . and still do.

You know what, I don't know why I told y'all that.

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It's sad to hear of such incidents, but...

I'd guess more are harmed/killed by drivers using using medicinal/recreational grass.

When we get behind the handlebars, it's up to us to get ourselves home safely.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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Yesterday on my trip home from NASR12, I observed a lot of road kill still out in the main lanes of traffic.


one was a full sized deer laying in the left wheel track of the lane I was driving on.
for my little Pontiac Vibe, that would have been one huge bump to hit, in fact the undercarriage would not have cleared the carcass.
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So sad, things happen so fast, That is why your attention must always be on the road and not gadgets
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So sad, things happen so fast, That is why your attention must always be on the road and not gadgets

I made a point to keep my eyes on the road, and hands off the cell phone.


the phone now has a special bracket that uses a suction cup to the windshield, and an 18" long extension arm ( collapses ) that rests on the dash, which keeps it from shaking around.


I saw a phone call come in during my trip, but I let it go to Voice Mail.
every one who knows me is aware I am driving "today" and won't be trying to divert my attention.


funny thing that call, when I got home, "no voice mail"

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Sorry for the loss. But it sounds like "rider error' and not "grass clippings" that caused the accident.

Riding is a "full time" job.....!
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