An 83-year-old woman was cited after smashing into the driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle Thursday, police said.
About 3 p.m. Thursday, Carol Sterr-Lehman, 83, of Joliet, was driving a Dodge Avenger west on Glenwood Avenue when she tried to make a left turn into a private driveway and struck a motorcycle driver heading east, Joliet police Sgt. Darrell Gavin said in an email.
Sterr-Lehman was cited for failure to yield, Gavin said. She was taken to nearby Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center for what Gavin said were undisclosed injuries. Vladimir Tanev, a witness of the crash, had said she complained of chest pains.
The motorcycle driver also was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center for undisclosed injuries. Tanev said the driver scraped the right side of his face.
Gavin previously said the injuries suffered by both drivers did not appear to be life-threatening.
Tanev said he was driving when he saw the driver of the other car turn into a parking lot near DuPage Medical Group before hitting the motorcycle.
“I guess she was just trying to beat the traffic,” Tanev said.
In 1995 and 1996, Sterr-Lehman was cited for driving between 15 to 20 mph over the speed limit. She was cited in Braidwood for speeding in the 1996 case. In both cases, a conviction was suspended in lieu of court supervision, according to court records.