Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Highland Park, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday night (April 24, 2015) in Highland Park, a northern suburb of Chicago.

Details on the motorcycle accident, and especially its causes, appear limited at this time.

According to Highland Park Police, the accident happened at approximately 7:00 p.m., as a motorcyclist was riding westbound on Walker Avenue, just north of Fort Sheridan Avenue.  At that time, the motorcycle collided with a passenger car heading northbound on Fort Sheridan Avenue.

The motorcyclist was taken to NorthShore Highland Park Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, and he was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m.  The man was identified as Nazar Petriv, 21, of Chicago.

The three people traveling in the car were not hurt during the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Additional information concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 25, 2015 Highland Park News article titled “Chicago motorcyclist killed in Highland Park accident” as well as April 25 Highland Park Patch article titled “Chicago Man Dies in Friday Night Motorcycle Accident in Highland Park.”

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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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 Early-Morning Kennedy Expressway Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (Saturday, April 18, 2015) on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94).

Details on the accident – and especially its causes – appear somewhat limited at this time.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the motorcycle crash happened at approximately 1:10 a.m. on I-90/94 near Grand Avenue.  The accident only involved the motorcycle; no other vehicles were involved.

The motorcyclist was identified as  Victor Martinez, 29, of Ellis, Wisconsin.

An excerpt from the April 18, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Wisconsin man killed in motorcycle crash on Kennedy Expressway,” quoting an ISP spokeswoman:

Martinez was southbound on the Kennedy at Hubbard’s Cave when he lost control and was ejected, she said.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 Accident On I-55 In Burr Ridge, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday evening (April 17, 2015) on Interstate 55 (I-55) in Burr Ridge.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident involved the motorcycle and two other vehicles.

An excerpt from the April 18, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in I-55 crash near Burr Ridge“:

About 5 p.m., a Chevrolet was driving on the right shoulder of southbound I-55 just south of County Line Road as a Harley-Davidson and a Hummer were merging onto the interstate, according to a statement from state police.

The Chevrolet veered into the merge lane and struck the motorcycle, sending it crashing into the rear of the Hummer, state police said.

The motorcyclist, identified as Daniel J. Dacanay, 30, was taken to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 43-year-old Chicago man, was also hospitalized.  Charges are pending against him.

The driver of the Hummer was not hurt during the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times 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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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.

Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Crash Statistics

In the last post (“Illinois Motorcycle Season Safety“) an Illinois Department of Transportation news release was highlighted.  Various safety tips and related discussion were featured from the release, which was titled ““Motorcycle Season Revs Up, Riders Urged to “Gear Up-Ride Smart.” (pdf)

In this news release, various statistics regarding Illinois motorcycle accidents, as well as Illinois fatal motorcycle crashes, are cited.

Here are some of the statistics:

  • Three percent of total vehicle registrations are motorcycles, yet motorcycle fatalities account for nearly 15 percent of all vehicle fatalities.
  • About half of motorcycle rider fatalities occur in crashes involving just the motorcycle. About 40 percent involve motorcycle riders who had been drinking.
  • Motorcycle fatalities increased from 148 in 2012 to 155 in 2013, according to provisional data. The number dropped to 118 in 2014, according to preliminary data.

Additional statistics regarding Illinois motorcycle accidents can be found in those posts found in the Motorcycle Accident Statistics category.

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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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 I-57 Motorcycle Accident

There was an Illinois fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday evening (April 14, 2015) on Interstate 57 (I-57) in Williamson County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m., on I-57 northbound.

At Herrin Road, a motorcycle attempted to merge onto I-57.

Then, according to the April 15 wpsdlocal6.com article titled “Motorcycle rider killed after hitting two semis on I-57“:

A motorcycle was merging onto I-57 from Herrin Road and failed to yield the right of way to the semi in the right lane. The driver of the semi hit his brakes to avoid hitting the motorcycle.

The motorcycle continued into the left lane, where it hit the semi in that lane.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the course of the accident.

The motorcyclist was identified as James Randolph, 41, of Christopher.  He was killed during the crash.

Neither of the semi truck drivers were injured during the crash.

According to the ISP, Randolph did not yield the right of way when he was attempting to enter the interstate.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wspdlocal6.com as well as the kfvs12.com article titled “Motorcycle driver killed in crash involving 2 tractor-trailers on I-57.”

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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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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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