Drinking Alcohol Before Riding A Motorcycle As An Accident Cause

As discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking” page, a longstanding cause of motorcycle accidents is drinking alcohol before riding a motorcycle.  Various statistics continue to show that a large percentage of motorcycle crashes – including fatal motorcycle accidents – is caused by impaired motorcyclists.

While there are many reasons as to why drinking alcohol before riding a motorcycle is dangerous, perhaps the main reason is that the motorcyclist, if drunk, can’t maintain the fine balance needed to safely ride the motorcycle.  A loss of motorcycle control accident is likely to happen if balance can’t be maintained.

There was a motorcycle crash in Montgomery after which the motorcyclist was charged with DUI.  The accident and subsequent charges are discussed in the June 18, 2018 Montgomery Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Gets DUI After Crash:  Montgomery Police Reports.”  An excerpt:

Michael Bradley, 25, of the 100 block of Franklin Avenue, Aurora, was charged with DUI after police say he lost control of his motorcycle near Orchard and Galena roads. Police responded to a the single-vehicle accident at around 1:40 a.m. June 14. Police said an item fell off Bradley’s motorcycle, causing him to drive over it, lose control and crash. Officers saw that Bradley showed signs of intoxication, police said.

Additional details regarding this drinking alcohol before riding a motorcycle issue can be seen in the sources 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 Died Almost A Month After A Collision

A motorcyclist died almost a month after a collision with a car.  The motorcycle accident happened in the Stony Island Park neighborhood which is on Chicago’s South Side.

The May 22, 2018 collision is discussed in the June 18, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies weeks after Stony Island Park crash“:

About 12:20 a.m. May 22, Quenton Evans was riding a Suzuki motorcycle north in the middle lane of Stony Island Avenue when a 25-year-old woman driving a 2019 Dodge Avenger east on 86th Place failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the bike, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Evans, 28, was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition after the collision.  He later died from his accident injuries; he was pronounced dead Sunday (June 17, 2018) morning.

According to Chicago Police, the driver of the car was charged with failing to yield.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident after which the motorcyclist died almost a month after a collision can be seen in various media sources including the 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.

Southern Illinois Motorcycle Crash Leads To Two Seriously Injured

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle crash early Monday (June 11, 2018) morning in Williamson County.  Like many Illinois motorcycle crashes so far in 2018 – many of which have been discussed on this site – this motorcycle accident appears to involve a loss of motorcycle control.

According to the Illinois State Police, this Southern Illinois motorcycle crash happened as a motorcycle with passenger was exiting Interstate 24 onto I-57 at 12:15 a.m.  At that time, the motorcyclist lost control of the motorcycle (a 2006 Harley-Davidson) and the motorcycle left the roadway and crashed.  Both the motorcyclist and passenger were ejected from the bike.

The motorcyclist, identified as John R. Norton, 49, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was seriously injured and flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The passenger was identified as Nichole L. Shaughnessy, 41 of Mt. Vernon.  She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, which were considered to be serious injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Southern Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 11, 2018 bnd.com article titled “Man flown to hospital after motorcycle crash in Southern Illinois” as well as the June 11 kfvs12.com article titled “Man, woman thrown from motorcycle on I-24 in Williamson County, 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.

A Vehicle “Rear-Ended” A Motorcycle Causing Fatal Edgebrook Crash

A vehicle “rear-ended” a motorcycle Thursday (June 7, 2018) evening in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood.  The fatal motorcycle crash was a hit-and-run accident in which the vehicle – likely a car – left the accident scene.

According to Chicago Police, the fatal crash happened at approximately 7:45 p.m., as the motorcyclist was riding in the 5100 block of West Devon Avenue.  At that time, the motorcycle was “rear-ended” by a vehicle described as small and black.  The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and he hit a tree.

The motorcyclist was identified as Steven Lajin, 22, of the West Rogers Park neighborhood.  He was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead.

The motorcycle accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago accident in which a vehicle “rear-ended” a motorcycle can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 8, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on NW Side” as well as the June 8 abc7chicago.com article (with video and remembrances) titled “Motorcyclist killed in Edgebrook hit-and-run; driver sought.”

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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.

Harvard Car-Motorcycle Collision Injures Two Riders

There was a car-motorcycle collision Sunday (June 3, 2018) evening in Harvard.  The collision critically injured two motorcyclists.

The accident investigation has found that the driver of the car, identified as Yonatan Escobar-Albarran, 18, of Harvard, was driving south on Marengo Road at the time of the accident.  His car collided with two motorcyclists who were traveling westbound on West Brink Street.

Harvard first responders went to the accident scene at 4:46 p.m.

The motorcyclists were flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the June 5, 2018 Northwest Herald article titled “Teen driver charged in Harvard motorcycle-car crash set to appear in court“:

Yonatan Escobar-Albarran was issued two citations and is set to appear in court July 2. He has been charged with failure to yield at a stop/yield intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash after colliding with a motorcycle at the intersection of Marengo Road and West Brink Street.

The preliminary accident investigation, which involved an accident reconstruction, was conducted by the Harvard Police Department with assistance from the Harvard Fire Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois car-motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the 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.