Motorcycle Rider Safety Campaign Announced By IDOT

On March 27, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a press release introducing the “Gear Up – Ride Smart” Motorcycle Safety Campaign.

A couple of excerpts include:

The campaign promotes safe motorcycle riding through continued training and use of proper gear and reminds all motorcyclists to get licensed, get proper training, and keep motorcycle equipment well maintained. “Gear Up – Ride Smart” also warns against riding after drinking.

also:

Motorcycles represent 3 percent of total vehicle registrations, yet motorcycle fatalities account for more than 15 percent of all vehicle fatalities. Statistics show that about half of motorcycle rider deaths occur in crashes involving only the motorcycle, and approximately 40 percent of those fatalities involve motorcycle operators who rode after drinking.

The press release references IDOT’s StartSeeingMotorcycles.org site “To learn more about IDOT’s motorcycle safety program, laws and regulations, statistics, and additional educational materials, or to see a sponsor list for literature distribution locations…”

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On this site, motorcycle rider safety information can be seen in various areas including the “Motorcycle Rider Safety” category and the “Motorcycle Safety Resources” page.

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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 Roselle, Illinois

Last night, two men were killed and one boy was injured following a motorcycle accident in Roselle, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 7:37 p.m., when a motorcycle collided with a car on West Lake Street near Wheaton Road.

Both the motorcyclist and driver of the car died at the accident scene.  A boy, age 13, who was a passenger in the car, was injured.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Brian Wojcik, 19, of Bloomingdale.  The driver of the car has been identified as David Phillips, 35, of Roselle.

According to preliminary information, the car driven by Phillips was exiting the Brunswick Zone bowling alley at 1100 W. Lake Street, and trying to make a left hand turn, when it was struck by the westbound motorcycle.

According to witness accounts, the motorcycle was said to be traveling at a high rate of speed.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the March 3 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 killed when motorcycle strikes vehicle in Roselle” as well as the March 3 Daily Herald story titled “Roselle, Bloomingdale men killed when motorcycle slams into car.”

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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.