Three injured in 7 motorcycle pile-up in Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — Seven motorcycles were involved in an accident Saturday afternoon on Highway 148 in Williamson County, and a Salem man was one of the individuals injured.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 3:21 p.m. Saturday, when the lead motorcycles slowed due to turning traffic. Motorcycles toward the back of the group failed to notice the others were slowing down and were following too closely resulting in seven motorcycles running into one another and their riders being thrown from the bikes.

The three riders taken to the hospital included 27-year-old Kyle Hohman of Salem, 35-year-old Jason Dart, of Whittington, and 28-year-old Erica Robinson of Benton.