When I see articles like this, or the tragedy in New York where 5 teenage girls were killed in a crash, I share this with my grandkids. Although they are only 13 and 10, I don't think it's ever too early to talk to them about safety and responsiblity. Motorcyclist Killed On Lake Shore Drive CBS) CHICAGO The body of a 33-year-old motorcyclist was cut in half early Friday after he lost control of the sport bike he was driving at “an extremely high rate of speed” and struck a median and tree on North Lake Shore Drive in the Lakeview neighborhood. Robert Vokaten of 825 W. Leland Ave. was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The crash occurred at 3740 N. Lake Shore Dr., according to the medical examiner’s office. Vokaten was driving the Honda sport bike at an “extremely high rate of speed,” northbound on Lake Shore Drive just before 3 a.m. when he lost control and crashed into a concrete median, slicing his body in half, according to police Major Accident Investigator Sharon Norway. Vokaten’s upper torso was found in the southbound lanes, according to the investigator. After his body was ejected, the bike continued on the concrete median 894 feet before coming to rest, according to the investigator. A witness who was in the third lane from the east side of Lake Shore Drive said “two cars flew by her at a high rate of speed and then the motorcycle followed suit,’’ Norway said. “I don’t know whether he [Vokaten] was trying to race them or catch up with them." The motorcycle was traveling in the inside lane and after it hit the median, the witness said she saw sparks fly off the bike. Vokaten was married, according to Norway, who did not know where he was going when the accident happened. After Vokaten was ejected from the motorcycle, he struck a tree and landed in the southbound lanes, according to a report from the police First Deputy Superintendent’s Office. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Because of the crash, police shut down all the southbound lanes as the body was removed and investigators came to the scene, and the northbound lanes were also shut down at Recreation Drive near Addison Street. The Drive was not fully reopened until 5:45 a.m.