Fatal Motorcycle Crash On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday evening (May 29, 2014) on Chicago’ Kennedy Expressway (I-90/I-94).

An excerpt from the May 30 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Motorcyclist critically injured on inbound Kennedy Expressway

About 9:55 p.m., a motorcyclist was speeding and lost control near Irving Park Road, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Rodney Collins said.

The motorcycle struck another vehicle in the rear, and its driver was thrown from the bike, Collins said. The driver received critical injuries to his head and spinal cord, he said.

During this crash, a “chain reaction” accident occurred that involved three other vehicles.  However, in this secondary “chain reaction” crash there were no injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the myfoxchicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the May 30 CBS Chicago article titled “Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Kennedy Expressway Crash.”

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Sublette, Illinois

There was an Illinois fatal motorcycle accident on May 24, 2014 on Illinois Route 52 in Sublette, Illinois.

This motorcycle accident happened at approximately 2:20 p.m., as a motorcyclist was traveling eastbound at Route 52.  According to a release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, the motorcycle was eastbound on Route 52 when it hit the side of a van, which was southbound on Inlet Road.  The traffic on Inlet has a stop sign, whereas the traffic on Route 52 does not.

The motorcyclist was identified as Deryle “D.J.” Nickle, 34, of Amboy.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Mendota Community Hospital.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Michelle Kaps, 33, of Mendota, was injured and hospitalized.

The driver as well as various passengers in the van were also hospitalized.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, citations are pending against the van’s driver.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 27, 2014 SaukValley.com article titled “Others injured in motorcycle-van fatal crash identified” as well as the May 27 kwqc.com article titled “One Dead, Nine Injured in Van-Motorcycle Crash In Lee Co., IL.

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Chicago Northwest Side Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

An excerpt from the May 19 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article, titled “Motorcyclist killed in NW Side crash” :

About 12:40 a.m., the 28-year-old was driving north “at a high rate of speed” in the 5500 block of North Lincoln Avenue when his motorcycle struck a curb near the intersection of West Catalpa Avenue and he was ejected, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The motorcyclist was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was shortly thereafter pronounced dead.

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 May 19 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Northwest Side crash.”

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Urbana, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday evening (May 16, 2014) in Urbana, Illinois.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident happened at approximately 8:44 p.m., as a motorcyclist was riding westbound on University Avenue, approaching Lincoln, when he was struck by a car that was heading eastbound on University and attempting to turn left onto Lincoln in front of the motorcycle.

According to the Champaign County Coroner, the motorcyclist was identified as Paul W. Davidson III, 30, of Lemont.  He was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m. after being taken to Carle Foundation Hospital.

Additional details regarding this fatal motorcycle accident, as well as possible updates, can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 17 The News-Gazette.com article titled “Updated: UI student killed in car vs. motorcycle crash” as well as the The Daily Illini article of May 17 titled “University student dies in motorcycle accident.”  Also, the May 19 Lemont Patch.com article titled “Lemont Veteran, 30, Killed in Motorcycle Crash Just Before Graduation” as well as the May 18 CBS Chicago article titled “Lemont Veteran Dies In Motorcycle Crash Ahead Of Graduation From U Of I” provide coverage.

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Early-Season Chicago Area Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues

The beginning of motorcycle riding season in the Chicago area has been somewhat delayed because of the recent cold and rainy temperatures.  However, it is important to note various motorcycle riding safety issues that are especially present at the beginning of the motorcycle riding season.

The March 22, 2014 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article titled “Motorcycle crashes in St. Louis region pick up with return of spring” discusses a variety of factors that serve to heighten danger for motorcyclists at the beginning of the motorcycle riding season.  While this article largely discusses motorcycle riding safety issues in the St. Louis area, many of the topics discussed are highly relevant to Chicago area and Illinois motorcycle riding.

An excerpt includes:

The dawn of spring also means a wave of novice motorcyclists — some holding only learning permits — who hit the roads for the first time, Wheetley said.

“That’s one of the major contributors (to crashes),” he said.

Another excerpt discusses distracted motorists and motorcyclists:

Eric Bess, 42, owner of Flying Tiger Motorcycles in Maplewood, says he is concerned about distracted car drivers who have trouble seeing motorcycles around them or gauging their speed. Equally worrisome, he says, are car drivers and motorcyclists becoming distracted on the roads.

The article also mentions the possibility of losing control of a motorcycle after hitting a pothole.   Given that potholes are a major national problem – and especially severe in the Chicago area – hitting these potholes while riding a motorcycle has grown into a serious risk for motorcyclists.   The Chicago pothole problem has been discussed extensively in various media sources, including the myfoxchicago article and video of May 15 titled “Winter’s pothole problems keep trucking on.”  While this article focuses on the pothole problems in Chicago, the pothole problem – as well as other road conditions such as bumps, cracks, and raised pavement – exists extensively throughout the Chicago area.

Awareness of this problem is very important for motorcycle riding safety, especially as the pothole problem may persist for a protracted time period.  While it is somewhat rare for a car accident to be caused by hitting a pothole, motorcycle accidents are much more likely to happen if a large pothole is run over.

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Elman Law Group is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.  

Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Illinois 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.