Motorcycle Collides With Pickup Truck

There was a motorcycle accident today (January 28, 2014) involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck in McCracken County, Kentucky today.  Although this motorcycle accident happened in Kentucky, it is similar to various Chicago-area motorcycle accidents.

This motorcycle accident happened at the intersection of Clinton Road and Contest Road at approximately 3:34 p.m, as a motorcyclist, identified as Charles Wallace, was riding north on Clinton.

A Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Tyler Randolph, was also traveling north at the time.

An excerpt from the kfvs12.com article of January 28, 2014 titled “1 injured in motorcycle, truck crash” :

Deputies say Randolph slowed and signaled his right-hand turn onto Contest Road.

At this time, deputies say Wallace tried to pass Randolph, but hit the driver side front quarter panel of the Silverado. Wallace then lost control of the motorcycle and came to rest in the ditch on the southbound side of Clinton Road.

Wallace was taken to a hospital with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the West Kentucky Star article of January 28 titled “Benton Man Hurt in McCracken Crash.”

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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.

Illinois Fatal Traffic Accidents For 2013

Today, the Chicago Tribune published an article titled “Traffic deaths in Illinois rise for second straight year.”  The article discusses Illinois fatal car vehicle trends and Cook County fatal vehicle accident statistics.

Notable excerpts include:

Traffic deaths on Illinois roads rose slightly for a second straight year in 2013, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

As of New Year’s Eve, there were 973 crash fatalities in 2013 compared with 956 fatalities in 2012, a nearly 2 percent increase. That uptick adds to a 4 percent rise last year, when the death toll of 956 compared with 918 in 2011.

But deaths on Illinois roadways are still much lower than they have been historically, with 2013 the fifth consecutive year that fatalities were below 1,000, a dramatic low compared with the past nine decades.

also:

The state’s data include not only deaths involving vehicles, but those involving pedestrians and cyclists. Adkins said that crash fatalities in recent years have been on a steady decline nationally — except for a spike in 2012 — but deaths involving pedestrians and cyclists are on the rise.

“More people are walking, biking, using motorcycles, and as a result, the exposure to risk is going up and the fatalities are going up,” Adkins said. “We’re seeing that nationally.”

Additional details concerning Illinois fatal vehicle accidents, as well as commentary regarding a fatal motorcycle accident, can be seen in the above-referenced Chicago Tribune article.  As well, the CBS Chicago article of December 30 also has commentary in a story titled “Traffic Deaths On Illinois Roadways Increase In 2013.”

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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.