Motorcyclist Dies Following Bolingbrook Crash

A motorcyclist has died following a motorcycle crash on May 22, 2016 in Bolingbrook.

According to Bolingbrook Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the motorcycle accident happened at 12:47 a.m. Sunday, at Reagan Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.

At that time, the motorcycle struck the raised median, and apparently the bike rode on the median for approximately 60 feet.  After that, the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle.

When first responders came to the accident scene, the motorcyclist was unconscious and had various injuries including those to his head, arm and legs.

The motorcyclist was identified as William Sladek, 35, of Lombard.  He was first taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and later was flown to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.  He died on Wednesday (May 25, 2016) night.

An excerpt from the May 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “35-year-old motorcyclist dies after Bolingbrook crash“:

An autopsy found he died of head injuries from the crash, and his death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The accident remains under investigation by the Bolingbrook Police Department.

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, as well as the May 26 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies Days After Crash In Bolingbrook.”

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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.)

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Head-On Collision Between Minivan And Motorcycle In Wabash County

There are many potential causes for motorcycle accidents.  On this site, much has been written concerning these causes.

While various posts have discussed individual Illinois motorcycle accidents and their causes, pages that have discussed various causes and other aspects of motorcycle accidents include those seen on the following pages:

High-Risk Motorcycle Actions

Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking

Mechanical Problems On Motorcycles

Illinois Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents

Road Hazards – Deer

Road Hazards – Tires And Wheels

Perhaps one of the most damaging causes of motorcycle accidents – and one that has the potential to cause severe injuries (including those that are fatal) to a motorcyclist – is if another vehicle collides with a motorcycle in a “head-on” collision.  An example of such a type of collision is seen in a car-motorcycle crash that occurred in Wabash County on Tuesday (May 24, 2016) afternoon.

That accident is discussed in the May 25, 2016 tri-statehomepage.com article titled “Man Flown to Hospital after Motorcycle Accident.”   Additional details can be seen in the article.

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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.

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Motorcyclist In Critical Condition Following Wadsworth Crash

There was a motorcycle accident at roughly 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 in Wadsworth.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened as a 2014 Harley-Davidson and a 2005 Toyota Corolla collided at Wadsworth and Delaney Roads.

At the time of the crash, the motorcycle was westbound on Wadsworth Road, and the Toyota was traveling south on Delaney Road.

An excerpt from the May 24, 2016 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Motorcyclist critically injured in Wadsworth crash“:

A witness told police the motorcyclist disobeyed a red light and collided with a Toytoa, which was traveling south on Delany Road, Covelli said.

The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the accident.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, and was reported to be in critical condition.    At the time of the crash he was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to Vista Medical Center in Waukegan for treatment of accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the May 24 Highland Park Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Lake County 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 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.

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Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash On Interstate 55 Ramp

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday evening (May 22, 2016) on the ramp from Arsenal Road to northbound Interstate 55 (I-55) in Channahon Township.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited, especially details as to why the fatal crash happened.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office and Illinois State Police, the accident happened at 6:37 p.m. as a motorcyclist was riding on the Arsenal Road ramp to northbound I-55.  At that time, the motorcycle struck a semi truck’s trailer.

The motorcyclist was identified as Melvin H. Weidner, 74, of New Lenox.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 8:35 p.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.

The Illinois State Police say that Weidner was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the accident.   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 May 23, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Channahon Township crash” as well as the May 23 The Herald-News article titled “New Lenox man dies in Channahon motorcycle crash” and the May 23 Joliet Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dead After Hitting Semi.”

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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.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Hampshire Township

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (May 21, 2016) in Hampshire Township, which is in Kane County.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 3:57 p.m., as a group of motorcycle riders were traveling northbound on Brier Hill Road, south of Berner Road.

At that time, as the motorcyclists came upon a curve in the road, two of the motorcyclists, riding 2003 Harley-Davidson and 2013 Harley-Davidson bikes, failed to properly negotiate the curve and their motorcycles left the east part of the road.

Both riders were taken to Presence Saint Joseph hospital in Elgin for treatment of their accident injuries.

One of the riders, identified as John Peneschi, of Streamwood, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another rider, identified as Vince Cincinello, 27, of Bloomingdale, was treated for unspecified injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the May 22, 2016 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Hampshire Township“:

Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Hampshire Police, the Kane County Office of Emergency Management, Burlington and Pingree Grove Fire and EMS. The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) responded and was investigating.

No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. Speed may be a contributing factor in the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch article mentioned above as well as the May 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle crash near Hampshire.”

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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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