Illinois State Police Motorcycle Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop Accident

A motorcycle trooper for the Illinois State Police was killed Monday morning on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Litchfield, Illinois.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited.

The trooper, Kyle Deatherage, 32, died at the accident scene, at milepost 62,  shortly after 9:00 a.m.  At the time of the accident, he was involved in a traffic stop, at which time a semi truck struck him.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 26 Chicago Tribune article titled “Illinois trooper hit, killed by passing semi rig during interstate traffic stop” as well as the November 26 Fox2Now.com article titled “IL State Trooper Struck And Killed On I-55.”

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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.

Accident Leads To Death Of Robinson, IL Motorcyclist

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday evening (November 17) in Jasper County, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 5:50 p.m., as the motorcyclist was heading east on Country Road 600N.  The motorcyclist apparently lost control of the bike at a slight curve in the roadway and went into a ditch.  The accident remains under investigation.

The motorcyclist, David Craig, 57, of Robinson, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 19 carmitimes.com article titled “Motorcycle accident in Jasper County claims life of Robinson man” as well as the cantondailyledger.com article titled “Motorcycle accident in Jasper County claims life of Robinson IL man.”

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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.

Trikes

Trikes are three-wheeled motorcycles that are growing in popularity due to a number of factors.  The New York Times published an article on September 13, titled “Born to Be Wild, Aging Bikers Settle for Comfy” discussing trikes and the trends that are influencing people to own them.

Three excerpts from the article:

Alex Ross, a k a Iceman, chief executive of the nonprofit trike group Brothers of the Third Wheel, said three-wheelers offered all sorts of advantages, including the comfort and padding to allow drivers to go longer distances without stiffening up.

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A collection of independent companies has long offered kits to convert two-wheel bikes made by major manufacturers. But in 2008, Harley-Davidson — the industry leader in large touring bikes — announced that it would enter the market with the Tri Glide, working with a smaller company called Lehman Trikes. (In 2010, Harley moved production in-house.) The Tri Glide is now a consistent top-10 seller in several demographic groups, said Scott Habegger, the company’s director of product planning, including the company’s core customers: white men over 35.

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Part of that appeal has to do with the stability of three-wheelers, which don’t require riders to lean into curves or hold them steady at stoplights, both of which can challenge weak knees and muscles.

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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 Oak Forest, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident last night (November 10) in Oak Forest, Illinois.  The motorcyclist killed has been identified as Matteo Manueli, 34, of Alsip.

Manueli was northbound on Oak Park Avenue, approaching the curve at 147th Street, when he lost control of the bike and crashed at approximately 8:45 p.m.  He was ejected from the motorcycle.

Manueli was taken to Palos Community Hospital and declared dead at 9:20 p.m.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 11 Oak Forest Patch.com story titled “Alsip Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash” as well as the Chicago Tribune article of November 11 titled “Motorcycle crash kills Alsip man in Oak Forest.”

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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 Dunlap, Illinois

On Saturday there was a motorcycle accident in Dunlap, Illinois in which two people sustained minor injuries.

An excerpt from the November 4 PJStar.com article titled “Two injured in Route 91 motorcycle accident” :

The motorcycle was traveling southbound on Route 91 approaching a 90 degree turn when the driver lost control, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Department report.

The bike skidded on its side before flipping and sending both the driver and passenger airborne into a grassy field south of the roadway.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the PJStar.com 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.