Motorcyclist still in coma after November accident

Jan 24, 2010 Full story: The Deerfield Review

Around 4 p.m. on Nov. 14, Michael Karalis was riding his 2009 Harley Davidson east on Grand Avenue in Franklin Park.

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Elmwood Park, IL

#1 Jan 24, 2010
Thank you for that informational follow up article Mark.

I happened upon the accident minutes after it happened. The dusky street was lit with blinking emergency lights from the many police cars. Onlookers lined the street. The paramedics were busy at their truck. The Harley was laying in the Grand Avenue south lane with its headlight still on. The forks were gone.

Motorcycle riding is dangerous business. The streets are not like thirty years ago when I could count at any given time no more than four cars at the Mannheim and Grand intersection when the light was red.

It only takes a few cars to put a cyclist's road perceptions into circuit overload. Riding a motorcycle is not even fun when one is put into that position. How does a cyclist perceive a person on a cell phone or blackberry?

Grand Avenue from Mannheim east to 25th is dangerous. Many strip malls and more cars exiting without warning. If a car pulls out quickly from a blind corner a driver might not be able to react in time. Cyclists will find these conditions in hundreds of other communities.

We hope Michael will recover from the coma. We send our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Michael.
A RESIDENT

Franklin Park, IL

#2 Jan 25, 2010
We all hope Michael recovers from his accident. Our heart goes out to his family {al} our wishes for a full recovery.
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Itasca, IL

#3 Jan 25, 2010
YES OUR HEARTS GO OUT FOR HIS RECOVERY BUT THIS
ISSUE ON HOW THE CARS GET ONTO MANNHEIM. BUT THIS
WAS ANOTHER ISSUE THAT RUHL HAS SEE MANY TIMES
THIS WAS MENTION IN HIS CAMPAIGN THAT THE IN AN
OUT EXIT CAN BE CHANGE WITH LITTLE COST TO SAVE
ACCIDENTS SO WHY IS THERE NEGATIVE ON HIS IDEA
THAT WILL HELP OUR TOWN NOW I AM SURE COMMENTS
WILL COME IN NEGATIVE EVEN THOUGH HE'S TRYING
TO SAVE LIVES AN THE IDEA IS WORTHY

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