Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Ogle County, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Tuesday night (April 25, 2017) in Ogle County.

According to information provided by the The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved a single motorcycle riding along North Illinois Route 2.  At around 8:30 p.m., while in the 8000 block of North Illinois Route 2, the motorcycle left the roadway, drove into a ditch, and hit a tree.

The motorcyclist, identified as William Wise Jr., 51, of Rockford, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 26, 2017 wifr.com article titled “Rockford man dies after motorcycle accident in Ogle County” as well as the April 26 wrex.com article titled “Rockford man dies in Ogle County 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-Pickup Truck Collision In Decatur, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle collision Monday afternoon (April 24, 2017) in Decatur.  As a result of the accident, the motorcyclist suffered a traumatic brain injury.

According to the Decatur Police Department, the motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle colliding with a pickup truck.  At the time of the collision, the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Water Street, crossing Eldorado Street, while the pickup truck was eastbound on Eldorado Street crossing Water Street.  The collision happened at approximately 1:40 p.m.

The motorcyclist was identified by the Macon County Coroner identified as Dominick A. Caputo, 68.

An excerpt regarding the crash’s accident injuries, as seen in the April 24, 2017 wandtv.com article (with video) titled “Decatur motorcycle crash identified“:

Caputo who was operating the motorcycle sustained severe injuries and later died at a local hospital.  The preliminary cause of death was severe closed head injury and massive internal torso trauma. The driver and passenger of the truck were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

The fault of the motorcycle accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

The fatal motorcycle-truck collision remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wandtv.com article mentioned above as well as the April 24 herald-review.com article titled “Victim identified in fatal 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.

Hit & Run Motorcycle Accident In Hanover Park, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday night (April 24, 2017) in Hanover Park.  The motorcycle accident appears to be a “hit & run” accident in which another driver left the accident scene.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Hanover Park police investigate possible hit-and-run motorcycle crash“:

Witnesses police have already spoken to said a driver in a red Mercury hit a person on a motorcycle around 8:20 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Army Trail and County Farm roads and sped off.

The motorcyclist was identified as Christina Jankowski, 30.  She was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

According to the preliminary autopsy results, she died of massive head trauma.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the April 25 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Hanover Park“:

The DuPage Crash Accident Reconstruction Task Force is assisting Hanover Park police with the investigation.

It was later disclosed that on Tuesday the driver turned himself in.  An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of April 26, 2017, titled “83-year-old charged in fatal hit-and-run in Hanover Park“:

Ramon Barajas, 83, has been charged with leaving an accident involving death and failure to yield in the death of Christina Jankowski, 30, of Elgin. His bail was set at $50,000 Wednesday in DuPage County court.

Authorities said Barajas failed to yield around 8:20 p.m. at Army Trail and County Farm roads, causing the collision with Jankowski.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the articles mentioned above.

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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.

Motorcyclist Critically Injured During Aurora Accident

There was a collision involving a motorcycle and SUV early this morning (Tuesday, April 25, 2017) in Aurora.

According to the City of Aurora, the motorcycle and an SUV collided near Ogden Avenue and South Commons Drive at approximately 5:40 a.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the Daily Herald article of April 25, 2017, titled “Yorkville man in critical condition after Aurora crash“:

Police said the woman, Melissa Centazzo, 57, of the 1500 block of Tara Bella Parkway, was driving east on Ogden Avenue in a 2016 Honda CRV about 5:40 a.m. when she tried to turn north on Commons and collided with a westbound motorcycle that apparently didn’t have operating headlights. The force of the crash caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike and the SUV to flip on its roof.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 55-year-old Yorkville man, was critically injured and taken to an Aurora hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was then flown to another hospital.  At the time of the accident, he was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Melissa Centazzo declined medical treatment.  Another excerpt from the Daily Herald article mentioned above:

Centazzo was cited for failure to yield while turning left. There were no signs of alcohol or drug use at the scene, police said.

As seen in a crash scene photo, the SUV rolled over onto its roof during the course of the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 25, 2017 abc7chicago.com article (with accident scene photo) titled “Motorcycle driver critically hurt in Aurora crash with SUV,” the April 25 Naperville Patch article titled “Motorcycle v. SUV Crash Leaves Male In Critical Condition,” and the Daily Herald article mentioned above.

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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 LaSalle County

There was a motorcycle accident Sunday (April 16, 2017) near Leland in LaSalle County.

According to preliminary information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP), the collision involved a motorcycle and a car.

The crash happened on Route 34 near Route 23 east of Leland.  The accident happened at 10:26 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the collision, as seen in the April 18 bcrnews.com article titled “Accident under investigation“:

According to the report, the two drivers involved in the crash were Lauren Kueteman, 23, of Ottawa and Shane Hultine, 26, of Aurora. Preliminary investigation indicates Kueteman failed to yield while turning left. The crash remains under investigation by ISP District 17 and the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Hultine, the motorcyclist, was flown to a hospital for medical treatment of his accident injuries.

Kueteman was not injured during the collision.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the bcrnews.com article mentioned above, as well as the April 18 wspynews.com article titled “Aurora Man Flown to Hospital After Motorcycle Crash Near Leland.”

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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.