Posts tagged "Motorcycle Accidents"
The fiancee of a 29-year-old Bolingbrook man who was killed last fall in a motorcycle crash has filed a wrongful death suit against the driver who struck him. The crash occurred in Joliet on the evening of Oct. 29.
Many Illinois motorcyclists put their bikes away in the garage for the winter. Others can't bear to give them up for even a few months. If you plan to ride this winter, you need to take some extra precautions to stay safe.
Could a healthy economy contribute to a rise in traffic fatalities? It could be one factor, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Officials are looking at a recent concerning trend in the state: While traffic fatalities were down approximately 2 percent nationwide last year over the previous year, they rose by that amount in Illinois.
Riding a motorcycle is one of America's most beloved activities. Unfortunately, riding comes with the risk of suffering injury should a crash occur. Severe head or spinal cord injuries, crushed or broken bones and infection-prone road rash are just a few examples of the damage a bike crash can cause.
In June, a motorcycle accident involving two Illinois residents occurred in Bensenville. The operator of the bike, a 47-year-old man, died in the accident. His 57-year-old female passenger lingered for some time before finally succumbing to her injuries. She died in late June while hospitalized at Park Ridge's Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
Motorcycle enthusiasts understand that this beloved pastime and preferred method of transport can result in tragedy. Even when bike riders exercise extreme caution, a negligent motorist can put riders in serious danger. With another hot summer in Illinois in full swing, we thought it was a great time to remind riders to keep an eye on what is going on behind them.
Many of the discussions available online about motorcycle safety lack one critical element -- victim experience. It is great that law enforcement agencies, cycle manufacturers and research personnel offer so many valuable tips about staying safe. Illinois motorcycle enthusiasts should certainly take advantage of such information. However, sometimes it takes a victim's perspective to get to the root of improving your personal safety.
As parents ourselves, we understand the feeling that you would do anything for your child. When it comes to keeping your child safe from injury, this feeling is particularly strong. We also know how easy it is to give in to requests from our children when they have proven to be responsible and mature.
Most motorcyclists take their personal safety seriously. After all, nearly everyone understands the injury risks associated with experiencing a motorcycle accident. Unlike motorists involved in car or truck crashes, cyclists have very little protection when colliding with other vehicles and being thrown or knocked from a motorcycle.
What comes to your mind when you think about the reason motorcycle accidents happen in the Aurora area? If you are not a biking enthusiast, you may think these crashes happen because bike riders are wild and reckless. If you enjoy riding motorcycles, you probably thought of a dozen or more accident causes that have nothing to do with recklessness on the bike operator's part.