Motorcycle Loss Of Control Crashes Caused By Road Hazards

Motorcycle loss of control crashes can happen for a number of reasons.  This type of accident has been especially prevalent in Illinois during 2018, as seen in the many loss of control crashes that have been discussed on this site.

Due to the inherent stability needed to safely ride a motorcycle, any factor that causes instability can cause a loss of control.  One common reason for a sudden loss of stability is if a road hazard is encountered and has problematical impacts.

Various types of road hazards exist.  Many are unexpected, and as such may leave the rider with little if any reaction time to try to avoid a crash.  One common type of road hazard is foreign items that are on the roadway, such as cargo or other items that have just fallen off of other vehicles.  These can include such things as truck tire treads that have fallen off of trucks; metal pieces that has fallen off of cars and trucks; and other items that, if run over by the motorcycle, can cause a loss of control.

Another type of road hazard is a large pothole.  When hit, these large potholes can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of the bike and crash.

Recently, the City of Chicago chose to settle a motorcycle accident lawsuit that involved a motorcyclist hitting an unfilled pothole in the 2600 block of South Damen in 2010.  The motorcyclist, Carlo Kintanar, 31, crashed and was subsequently fatally injured.  The accident and $4 million lawsuit settlement is discussed in the July 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Alderman sign off on $4.5M in settlements tied to police wrongdoing.”

Additional details concerning these motorcycle loss of control crashes 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.

Fatal I-57 Motorcycle Accident Where Motorcycle Was “Rear-Ended”

There was a fatal I-57 motorcycle accident Thursday (July 26, 2018) south of Salem, Illinois.  The accident appears to have involved a car that “rear-ended” a motorcycle.  Following the crash, the car’s driver was charged with reckless homicide.

An excerpt regarding the fatal I-57 motorcycle accident, from the July 31, 2018 Courier & Press article titled “Evansville man charged in fatal southern Illinois motorcycle crash“:

Police said Jonathan Trotter, 21, was speeding when his car ran into the back of a motorcycle on Interstate 57 south of Salem, Illinois. The accident claimed the life of Mason Wathan of Centralia, Illinois. Wathan, 23 was pronounced dead at the scene at around 4:30 a.m. July 26.

The reckless homicide charge claims Trotter was operating his car “at a greater speed than was reasonable or proper,” striking Wathan’s motorcycle. A public defender has been appointed to represent Trotter. A judge has set bond at $25,000.

The crash was reported at 4:37 a.m.  I-57 northbound, near Centralia, where the crash occurred, was closed as part of the accident investigation from approximately 5:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal I-57 motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 26 bnd.com article titled “Fatal motorcycle crash closed down I-57 near Centralia, 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.

Wood River Motorcycle Accidents Within An Overnight Period

There were two Wood River motorcycle accidents on Monday (July 30, 2018) night and early Tuesday (July 31, 2018) morning.  Both crashes involved an apparent loss of motorcycle control that happened for a currently undetermined reason.

These Wood River motorcycle accidents are discussed in the July 31, 2018 Alton Daily News article titled “Two Accidents, One Fatal in Wood River” as well as the July 31 Riverbender.com article titled “Update:  South Roxana man dies in Wood River motorcycle crash.”

As seen in those articles, the first crash involved a motorcycle that crashed into a garage;  the motorcyclist was injured and flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

The second crash also involved an apparent motorcycle loss of control.  In that crash, that happened before 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning along Route 143, a motorcycle crashed into a median and lost control of the motorcycle, after which the motorcycle struck a sign.  The motorcyclist, identified as Nick Leckrone, 38, of South Roxana, died at the accident scene.

Both accidents remain under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning these Wood River motorcycle accidents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those 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 Englewood Motorcycle Accident On South Union Avenue

There was a fatal Englewood motorcycle accident Monday (July 30, 2018) evening.  The accident involved a vehicle making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

As further discussed on the “Reasons For Illinois Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page, one of the primary causes of motorcycle accidents continues to be when this type of incident occurs. The collision that often occurs after a vehicle makes a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle is often highly forceful and physically traumatic to the motorcyclist.  As seen in many accidents of this type summarized on this site, these collisions often lead to fatalities.

An excerpt from the July 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man, 46, killed in Englewood motorcycle crash“:

About 6:20 p.m., Leroy Hamilton, 46, was riding his motorcycle south in the 5800 block of South Union when he was struck by a 2009 Pontiac as the driver made a left turn onto 58th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hamilton, of Chicago, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead there at 6:50 p.m.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Pontiac, a 32-year-old woman, was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn, police said.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details concerning this fatal Englewood motorcycle accident 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.

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 Romeoville Motorcycle Crash On Crossroads Parkway

There was a fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash Sunday (July 29, 2018) night in Romeoville.

While the accident, including the reason for the accident, is still being investigated by Romeoville Police, it appears as if the crash involves a motorcycle loss of control that happened for a currently undetermined reason.

Details on this fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash appear limited at this time.

The crash involved a motorcycle that left the roadway as the rider was traveling along Crossroads Parkway, about 150 feet east of Pro Logis Parkway.  After leaving the roadway the motorcycle hit a fixed object.

The motorcyclist, identified as Jiles Q. Jones, 34, of Chicago, died at the accident scene.  He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 30, 2018 Romeoville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies In Romeoville Crash:  Coroner” as well as the July 30 The Herald-News article titled “Chicago man dies in Romeoville 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.