Batavia Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident on Route 38 in Geneva

Batavia Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident on Route 38 in Geneva

A 45-year-old Batavia man has died after his motorcycle went off the roadway striking a light pole and two trees at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 7 in the 1300 block West State Street in Geneva, according to a city of Geneva news release.

Geneva Police DepartmentGeneva police were originally dispatched for a report of a suspicious noise. After searching the area, officers discovered John Akin, of the 300 block of Douglas Road, had been involved in a single-vehicle accident.

According to police reports, Akin was driving his 2015 Harley Davidson Softail Standard motorcycle east on State Street (IL Route 38) when he exited the roadway.

Geneva paramedics responded to the accident to perform life-saving measures, but Akin was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Akin was not wearing a helmet, police said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department. An autopsy is being conducted by the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Last year, Kane County law enforcers reported seven motorcycle fatalities between July 2 and Aug. 10, many of them preventable, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Many of those fatal crashes included whatKane County Sheriff’s Office Director of Administration Pat Gengler called “the same mechanics”: increased speed, attempting to pass in no-passing zones, failure to yield when turning and failure to stop at a stop signal.

SOURCE: city of Geneva news release

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