Double-Fatal Wood River Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (September 10, 2017) in Wood River.  As seen in many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, this accident appears to have involved a vehicle (in this case a minivan) turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

According to police, the accident happened as a Kawasaki motorcycle (with passenger) was traveling westbound on Illinois 111.  The motorcycle was struck by a minivan (a Ford Winstar) that was traveling eastbound on Illinois 111 that was attempting to turn left left onto Charles Avenue.

The motorcyclist, identified as Bradley C. Wallace, 18, of South Roxana, was declared dead at Alton Memorial Hospital.  The passenger, Jonathan J. Marshal, 18, of Godfrey, was flown to a hospital in the St. Louis area, where he later died.

The driver of the 2003 Ford Windstar was identified as Robert Heaton, 81, from Wood River.

An excerpt regarding the motorcycle accident injuries, as seen in the September 11, 2017 bnd.com article titled “Teen killed in fatal motorcycle accident near Wood River, IL“:

Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn, who performed the autopsy, said Wallace died as a result of head and chest trauma.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Wood River Police Department and the Metro East Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the September 11 riverbender.com article titled “South Roxana man dies from head and chest injuries suffered in motorcycle-van 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.

Motorcyclist Dies Following Naperville SUV-Motorcycle Collision

A motorcyclist has died following a Saturday (September 9, 2017) motorcycle-SUV collision that happened in Naperville.  As often seen in fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents, this accident appears to have allegedly involved a motorist turning left into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

According to Naperville Police, the crash happened at 75th Street and Naperville/Plainfield Road.  A 2011 Acura MDX SUV, traveling north on Naperville/Plainfield Road, was attempting to turn left onto westbound 75th Street when the SUV struck a motorcyclist riding a 2006 Honda motorcycle south on Naperville/Plainfield Road.  The accident happened at 6:15 p.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Calabria M. Taber, 21, of Maple Park, was taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of accident injuries, then transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  She died on Sunday.

An excerpt from the September 11, 2017 Naperville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies After Naperville Crash“:

The driver of the Acura, a 17-year-old Naperville boy, was not hurt in the crash. Police said he was issued a citation for failure to yield turning left.

The accident remains under investigation by the Naperville Police Department.  Those who may have information regarding the crash are asked to call the Naperville Police Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5379 or to email [email protected]

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Naperville Patch article mentioned above as well as the September 11 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman dies one day after Naperville motorcycle 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.

Two Motorcycles Crash In Henry County

There was a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (September 9, 2017) in Henry County.  The accident happened on U.S. Route 150 near Lynn Center.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the office was notified of the crash at 2:23 p.m.

Details on the cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed.  The accident involved a group of motorcycles that were heading southbound on U.S. Route 150 at IL-81 when two motorcycles crashed.  Three people – including a motorcyclist and passenger on one bike, and a rider of another – were injured during the crash and taken to hospitals.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the kwqc.com article of September 9, 2017 titled “Three injured in motorcycle accident in rural Henry County, IL“:

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Orion Division, the Illinois State Police, the Orion, Osco and Oxford Fire Departments, Medforce Air Ambulance, Genesis paramedics and Tri-County Ambulance Service.

An accident investigation and accident reconstruction is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kwqc.com article mentioned above as well as the September 10 qconline.com article titled “Henry County motorcycle accident injures 3.”

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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.

Belvidere Fatal Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (September 9, 2017) in Belvidere.  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and Jeep.

The accident happened at approximately 1:40 p.m. in the 5500 block of Newburg Road.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the September 10, 2017 wifr.com article titled “Motorcyclist dies after crash in Belvidere“:

Officers say witnesses at the scene tell them the motorcyclist was passing vehicles and traveling at a high speed on Newburg Road. They say one witness reported a Jeep Cherokee was stopped to turn when the motorcycle was unable to stop in time before hitting the rear end of the Jeep, where the driver was thrown from the motorcycle.

Paramedics took the motorcyclist, later identified as Brian Fulton, 26, of Belvidere, to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation by the Belvidere Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wifr.com article mentioned above as well as the September 10 rrstar.com article titled “Winnebago County Coroner identifies victims of two fatal crashes.”

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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 Edgebrook Neighborhood Motorcycle Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle collision Saturday morning (September 9, 2017) in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood.  The collision involved a motorcycle and delivery truck.

According to Chicago Police, the collision happened at approximately 11:55 a.m., at the intersection of Lehigh Avenue and Hiawatha Avenue.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the September 10, 2017 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead after motorcycle, truck collide in Edgebrook“:

A motorcycle and a delivery truck collided at the intersection of Lehigh and Hiawatha Avenues in the Edgebrook neighborhood about 11:55 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The delivery truck was turning into the northbound lanes when the motorcyclist, who had been traveling south, crash into the truck, police said.

The motorcyclist was identified as Ronald Koschalk, 58, of Chicago.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

According to Chicago Police, the truck driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the September 10 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash with delivery truck on NW Side.”

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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.