An 83-year-old woman was cited for allegedly smashing into the driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle Thursday, police said.
At close to 3 p.m. Thursday, Carol Sterr-Lehman, 83, of Joliet, was allegedly driving a Dodge Avenger westbound on Glenwood Avenue when she tried to make a left turn into a private driveway and struck a motorcycle driver heading eastbound, Joliet Police Sgt. Darrell Gavin said in an email.
Sterr-Lehman was cited for failure to yield, Gavin said. She was transported to 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 was also transported to the same hospital 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 other car appear to 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.