A motorcycle wreck on Illinois 255 this morning has sent a Brighton man to an area hospital with serious injuries. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 45-year-old Richard E. McLaughlin was traveling southbound on 255 when his bike left the roadway, crashing into the center median.

It was a single-vehicle accident. The bike overturned, and McLaughlin was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries. The crash happened just before 5:30am near Mile Marker 12, which is near the Fosterburg Road exit.

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