Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s West Garfield Park Neighborhood

One of the recurring hazards faced by motorcyclists – and highlighted frequently within this site – is that of motorists “not seeing” motorcyclists.  One of the most frequent consequences of this is when a motorist makes a left-hand turn immediately in the path of a motorcyclist,  thereby causing a collision.  These collisions are often fatal.

There was another incidence of this type of fatal motorcycle accident today (June 6, 2014) in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police,  a motorcyclist died this morning after a collision involving a speeding SUV driver that turned left in front of him at approximately 7:50 a.m.  The accident happened in the 3900 block of West Washington Blvd.

At the time of the collision, the motorcyclist was heading north on Pulaski Road, and the SUV was heading south.  The collision happened as the SUV attempted to turn left onto Washington.

The motorcyclist, identified as Phillip Keys, 31, of Chicago, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 8:14 a.m.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of June 6, 2014, titled “Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV on West Side” :

The driver of the SUV was issued citations for failure to yield and speeding, Sullivan said.

Additional information and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above.

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