Fatal Motorcycle Crash In De Soto, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday morning (August 28, 2016) in De Soto.   This crash appears to have involved a loss of control at a sharp turn in the roadway.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the accident scene at approximately 8:00 a.m., near the area of Vaughn Road and Jimmy Lane.  A motorcycle accident had occurred, in which a motorcycle with passenger had ran off the road and struck a tree.

An excerpt from thesouthern.com article of August 28, 2016, titled “Update:  Motorcycle accident kills two in De Soto“:

Evidence indicated a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle had been traveling westbound on Vaughn road and failed to negotiate a 90-degree turn, subsequently leaving the road and striking a tree. Both the driver and the rider were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The motorcyclist was identified as William L. Skelton, 34, of Johnston City.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

The passenger was identified as Heather Basenberg, 27, of Du Quoin.  She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, and later died from these injuries.

Additional details regarding this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including thesouthern.com article mentioned above as well as the August 28 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “Authorities identify victims in fatal motorcycle crash in Jackson Co., IL.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Early-Morning Motorcycle Crash In Peoria

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Thursday morning (August 25, 2016) in Peoria.

According to the Peoria Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 12:05 a.m., at the intersection of North Knoxville Avenue and Prospect Road, as shown below:

The accident only involved a single motorcycle, with a motorcyclist and passenger.

An excerpt from the pjstar.com article of August 25, 2016, titled “One dead, one seriously injured in motorcycle crash on Knoxville and Prospect“:

It is believed the motorcycle was approaching the intersection from the south when the two men were “ejected,” the coroner said. Cotton was found on Knoxville while the other man was found on Prospect.

One of the men, Jacoby Cotton, 26, of Peoria, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The other man was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be “life-threatening” in nature.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the pjstar.com article mentioned above as well as the August 25 centralillinoisproud.com article titled “Update:  26 year-old killed in Thursday motorcycle crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Chatsworth

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday (August 22, 2016) in Chatsworth.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of the accident has apparently not yet been publicly disclosed.

The accident happened at approximately 5:45 p.m., and the collision involved a motorcycle that collided with a van at Fourth Street and U.S. 24.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the accident scene.  He was identified as Richard Gasman, 51, of Hortonville, WI.

The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Bloomington Pantagraph article of August 24 titled “Motorcycle rider killed in Chatsworth crash” as well as the August 23 centralillinoisproud.com article titled “Wisconsin Man Killed in Motorcycle, Van Crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Streamwood

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon (August 23, 2016) in Streamwood.  The accident involved a collision between a SUV and motorcycle.

Details on the accident appear limited.  The official cause of the crash does not seem to be currently available.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of August 24, 2016, titled “Motorcyclist killed in Streamwood crash“:

The Honda motorcycle and a 2004 Nissan SUV were both heading east in the 400 block of Lacy Avenue about 4:50 p.m. when the motorcycle struck the SUV, according to Streamwood police.

The motorcyclist was ejected during the collision.  He was identified as Ryan Hail, 28, of Streamwood.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The driver of the Nissan has only been identified as a 42-year-old woman.  She was reported to be not seriously injured during the collision.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the August 24 The Cardinal article titled “Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Lacy Ave…

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Car-Motorcycle Collision In Madison County

There was a car-motorcycle collision on Tuesday (August 16, 2016) in Madison County.  The collision happened near Highland.   The accident was a hit & run collision in which a woman has been charged.

The collision happened at 11:30 p.m., and involved a Jeep Cherokee hitting a motorcyclist on a parked motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was identified as Josh Doerr, 31, of Pocahontas.  He was flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the bnd.com article of August 19, 2016 titled “Clinton County woman had DUI prior to crash with motorcyclist“:

Family members on Thursday said Josh Doerr was in a coma and had his right kidney removed.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was identified as Christy G. Cummins, 37, of Carlyle.  She was charged with aggravated DUI as well as failure to report an accident with an injury.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois car-motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bnd.com article mentioned above as well as the August 19 kctv5.com article (with video) titled “Woman charged in Metro east hit and run crash.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.