Motorcyclist airlifted to St. Anthony’s Hospital

A Verona man was flown to OSF Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford over the weekend after a crash involving a motorcycle and car at the corner of Route 23 and Chicago Road. Douglas Wakeman, 56, of Verona, was driving his motorcycle shortly after noon on Sunday when he collided with an eastbound car that had failed to yield right-of-way while traveling northbound on route 23 according

Douglas Wakeman is still recovering from injuries sustained during this deadly collision but we are glad both parties were wearing their helmets so they didn’t suffer significant head wounds!