Motorcycle Crash On Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue

There was a motorcycle accident Tuesday night (February 21, 2017) on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.

According to Chicago Police, the crash happened shortly before 11:00 p.m., and involved a motorcycle “running a red light” and then colliding with a taxi in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue.

A woman passenger on the motorcycle was injured and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

The motorcyclist – identified only as a 37-year-old man – ran from the accident scene but was apprehended by police after a short time.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of February 22, 2017, titled “Woman injured in motorcycle crash on Magnificent Mile“:

The man was charged with fleeing and eluding, a red light violation, driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance, police said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the February 22 dnainfo.com article titled “Mag Mile Motorcyclist Left Injured Passenger Behind After Crash, Police Say.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Motorcycle Crash In New Lenox

Riding a motorcycle after drinking alcohol – or otherwise being impaired, such as being on drugs – continues to be a leading cause of motorcycle accidents.  This has been seen in many national and Illinois motorcycle accident statistics.  On this site, the issue of riding a motorcycle after drinking is further discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking” page.

On Friday night (February 17, 2017) there was a motorcycle crash in New Lenox after which the motorcyclist was charged with driving under the influence.

New Lenox Police were called to the accident scene at 11:35 p.m., in the 2000 block of Northwind Drive.  Witnesses had seen a motorcycle strike a garage, after which the motorcyclist drove away.

The motorcyclist was later stopped by police.

An excerpt from the February 21, 2017 New Lenox Patch article titled “Bleeding Motorcyclist Gets DUI After Crashing Into Garage:  Cops“:

Joseph A. Allan was stopped by police shortly after the incident was reported at 11:35 p.m. and after witnesses at the scene said the driver of the motorcycle was injured and possible impaired.

Further information concerning the accident, from the February 21 The Herald-News article titled “Frankfort man hits New Lenox garage with motorcycle“:

Allan also allegedly had unprescribed medication with him. He was treated at Silver Cross Hospital and then booked into the Will County jail on charges of drug possession, driving under the influence, hit-and-run and violating the state’s concealed carry law.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Car-Motorcycle Collision In Glendale Heights

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Monday morning (February 20, 2017) in Glendale Heights.  The crash involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.

Details on the crash are somewhat limited.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to the Glendale Heights Police Department, first responders went to the accident scene at 11:18 a.m.  The collision happened on Schmale Road, north of Fullerton Avenue.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Arian Haliti, 26, of Carol Stream, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died there.

The 69-year-old woman driving the car declined medical treatment at the accident scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Glendale Heights Police Department and the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Those who may have witnessed the accident are asked to contact crash investigators at (630) 260-6070.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 20, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in Glendale Heights crash” as well as the February 20 Daily Herald article titled “Man dies in motorcycle crash in Glendale Heights” and the February 21 Chicago Tribune article titled “Carol Stream man is identified as motorcyclist killed in Glendale Heights crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Motorcycle Collides With SUV In Streamwood

Recent notably warm weather in the Chicago area has led to a significant increase in the number of motorcyclists who have been riding.  As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, riding a motorcycle in Illinois both before and during the early motorcycle season can present various additional safety risks to the rider.

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday (February 19, 2017) in Streamwood.  The collision was between a motorcycle and SUV at approximately 11:30 a.m.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of February 20, 2017, titled “Streamwood motorcycle crash victim remains in serious condition“:

Vincent Korpalski, 19, was driving his Suzuki motorcycle south on Sutton Road about 11:30 a.m. when it struck the Kia, whose driver was attempting to turn north on Sutton Road, according to Streamwood police.

Korpalski was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision.  He was flown to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of his accident injuries.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the  Streamwood Police Department and the Serious Traffic Crash Reconstruction team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash On I-80 Ramp In New Lenox

Warm weather in the Chicago area has led to a recent large increase in the number of motorcyclists who have been recently riding.  As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, riding a motorcycle in Illinois both before and during the early motorcycle season can present various additional safety risks to the rider.

One frequent cause of recent motorcycle accidents – and one that has led to fatalities – is the rider’s loss of control of the motorcycle.  Motorcycle loss of control can be caused by a wide range of factors.  The issue is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page.

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday evening (February 19, 2017) on an I-80 ramp in New Lenox.   Preliminary information indicates that this fatal crash involved a loss of motorcycle control.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Will County Coroner’s Office, the accident happened as a motorcyclist was traveling on the I-80 westbound ramp to I-355 at approximately 5:40 p.m.   At that time, the rider lost control of the motorcycle,  and the motorcycle left the roadway.  The motorcycle came to rest in the grass median.

The motorcyclist was identified as Reuben W. Richardson, 55, of Naperville.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 20, 2017 Joliet Patch article titled “Motorcycle Man Killed In Sunday Night Crash” as well as the February 20 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclist Killed In I-80 Crash In New Lenox.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

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