Motorcyclist Dies A Week After Chicago Hit & Run Collision

A motorcyclist has died from his accident injuries a week after being struck by a car in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred on Friday (September 22, 2017) as the motorcyclist was riding east on East 79th Street.  At approximately 10:30 p.m., he was struck by a car turning left at East 79th Street and South Chicago Avenue.

After the collision, the driver of the sedan left the accident scene.

The motorcyclist was identified as Adrian “A.J.” Campbell, 29, of Chicago.   He died from his accident injuries at Christ Medical Center on Friday, September 29, 2017.

The driver of the sedan has not yet been identified.

The accident remains under investigation by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 29, 2017 article (with video) titled “Family of man killed in South Side hit-and-run plead for leads” as well as the September 29 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in South Chicago hit-and-run.”

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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.

Tire Blowouts As A Motorcycle Accident Cause

One of potential hazards facing motorcyclists is that of mechanical problems that can occur during riding.  These mechanical problems can pose a significant problem for the rider due to various problems they can cause.  Due to the inherent balance needed to maintain a motorcycle’s stability, any issue that can cause instability can lead to a crash.  Perhaps the best way to avoid mechanical problems is to perform regular maintenance and otherwise be aware of mechanical issues that may arise.

One of the mechanical problems potentially facing motorcyclists is tire blowouts.  Tire blowouts have led to fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents in the past.  Many aspects of tire blowouts are discussed on the “Tire Blowouts As An Accident Cause” page.  While there can be many reasons that such a blowout occurs, certain factors tend to increase the likelihood of such an event.

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday night (September 25, 2017) on I-65 in Northwest Indiana in which a tire blowout on a motorcycle led to a fatal crash.  It does not appear as if the reason for the tire blowout has been publicly disclosed at this time.

The accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the September 26, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash after tire blowout on I-65.”

An excerpt from the article:

Bahnan Dawood, 50, was driving a 2012 Honda motorcycle north at 11:13 p.m. on I-65 near mile marker 233.5 – about 3 ½ miles north of the Fair Oaks exit – when the bike’s rear tire blew out, according to a statement from Indiana State Police.

The blowout caused Dawood to lose control of the bike, police said. The motorcycle came to rest on the outside shoulder while Dawood landed in the lanes of traffic, where he was hit by a semi and run over by several other vehicles. None of the vehicles stopped.

Dawood, of Des Plaines, died at the accident scene.  At the time of the accident he was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the nwitimes.com article of September 26 titled “Des Plaines man struck, killed after tire on motorcycle blows out on I-65…

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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.

“Head-On Collision” Involving Motorcycle And Car In Kane County

There was a “head-on collision” involving a car and motorcycle Friday morning (September 29, 2017) in rural Kane County.  The motorcyclist was hurt and has accident injuries that are considered to be life-threatening in nature.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred on Perry Road, on a curve between Harter Road and Miner Road in unincorporated Kaneville Township.  At approximately 6:15 a.m. Friday morning, a collision occurred after a Nissan Sentra heading eastbound on Perry Road drove into the westbound lane and hit a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in a “head-on” crash.

The motorcyclist, identified as Kenneth Ford, 53, of Batavia, was taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered potentially life-threatening.  Ford was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the collision.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the September 29 Batavia Patch article titled “Batavia Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In Head-On Crash“:

The driver of the Nissan, Jose Becerra, 48, of the 700 block of North 7th Street in Rochelle, was not injured in the crash. He has been cited for improper lane usage.

The accident investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago-area motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch 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.

Motorcycle-Pickup Truck Collision In Big Rock

There was a motorcycle accident Tuesday night (September 26, 2017) in Big Rock.  The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck.

Details regarding the accident appear to be limited at this time.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The accident scene was at 49W294 on Route 30 near the Crossroads Christian Center.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the wspynews.com article of September 27, 2017 titled “Man Airlifted After Motorcycle and Pickup Truck Collide in Big Rock“, quoting Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler:

Lt. Gengler says the the driver of the pick-up truck allegedly pulled out in front of the motorcycle when the crash occurred.

The motorcyclist was flown to a hospital.

Additional details regarding this Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wspynews.com 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.

Fatal Vermilion County Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon (September 26, 2017) on Interstate 74 in Vermilion County.  The accident involved a motorcycle loss of control.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened on eastbound I-74 near Fithian.

An excerpt from the September 26, 2017 News-Gazette.com article titled “Driver in fatal I-74 motorcycle crash identified“:

Illinois State Police said the driver lost control of his motorcycle about 3:43 p.m. while eastbound on I-74, according to preliminary investigations. The motorcycle then left the road, went into the grass median and struck the median wires, ejecting the driver.

According to the Vermilion County Coroner, the motorcycle died at the accident scene.  He was identified as Francis P. Maher, 68, of Moweaqua.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the ISP and the Vermilion County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including that seen above as well as the September 26 mywabashvalley.com article titled “One Dead After Motorcycle Crash In Illinois.

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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.