Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Savanna, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 29 near Savanna, Illinois.

The motorcyclist killed was Timothy Foster, 47, of Moline, Illinois.

News accounts vary as to whether Foster was riding alone or among a group of motorcyclists, but he was heading northbound on Scenic Ridge Road prior to the accident.   He then lost control of his motorcycle, left the roadway, and hit a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the July 30 Quad-City Times article titled “Moline man dies in motorcycle crash“; as well, a July 31 WQAD Television story titled “Local reservist killed in motorcycle crash” also contains Foster’s personal background information and information concerning his funeral.

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

On July 28, there was a fatal motorcycle accident on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway (I-90.)

The motorcyclist killed was William R. May, 41, of Park Ridge, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred after May lost control of his motorcycle and then hit a concrete median at Foster Avenue, at which point he was thrown from the motorcycle.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 28 Park Ridge Herald-Advocate story titled “Park Ridge motorcyclist killed in crash” as well as the July 28 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-90.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Collinsville, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Collinsville, Illinois on Thursday night, July 26.

The accident took the life of Cindy Anderson, 52, of Granite City, Illinois.

Anderson was riding on the back of a motorcycle ridden by her husband, Michael Anderson, 62, when the accident happened.  The pair were riding westbound on Collinsville Road at approximately 9:20 p.m., when they collided with a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old man who pulled out from the Rural King parking lot, into the path of their motorcycle.

During the course of the accident, both Cindy and Michael Anderson were thrown from the motorcycle;  Cindy was pronounced dead after being airlifted to a hospital; Michael was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical condition.

The 25-year-old driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 27 KSDK.com article titled “Cindy Anderson killed in Collinsville motorcycle crash” as well as the July 27 STLToday.com story titled “Granite City woman killed in motorcycle accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Increase In Fatal Traffic And Motorcycle-Related Accidents Year-To-Date In Illinois

The Chicago Sun-Times of July 26 has an article titled “Illinois traffic crashes up 9 percent this year.” In the article, it discusses a variety of statistics and reasons for the increase.

Of particular note is the increase in motorcycle-related fatalities.  Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider is quoted as saying that there has been a 70 percent increase in these fatal accidents.

An excerpt from the Sun-Times article:

As of Wednesday, 533 people have been killed in vehicle and motorcycle crashes, as well as crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians. That’s a 45-death increase from last year’s total through late July, when 488 deaths were recorded, figures show.

Among various topic discussed in the article are distracted driving, “wrong-way crashes” and the warmer weather year-to-date that has seemed to increase vehicle miles driven.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the July 26 CBS Chicago article titled “Report: Deadly Crashes Up 9 Percent In Illinois This Year.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Motorcycle Accident In Danville, Illinois Injures One Man

A motorcycle accident in Danville, Illinois on Monday morning, July 23, injured one man.

The motorcyclist, Ronald E. Delbarre, 58, of Dawson, Pennsylvania, was injured and hospitalized after being thrown from the motorcycle during the course of the accident.

According to a story on the accident, seen in the July 24 The News-Gazette article titled “Man still hospitalized after motorcycle crash” :

Illinois State Police at Pesotum said Ronald E. Delbarre, 58, of Dawson, Penn., was driving his motorcycle southeast on the exit ramp from Interstate 74 eastbound to Illinois 1 when he ran over gravel and lost traction.

The motorcycle traveled off the road and into the east ditch, where he struck an embankment.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including The News-Gazette article mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a motorcycle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.