Manteno Motorcycle Crash Along Route 45 Results In Fatality

There a fatal Manteno motorcycle crash Monday (March 18, 2019) night. This Manteno motorcycle crash occurred along Route 45.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Kankakee County Coroner, the accident occurred on U.S. Route 45/52 at 10000N Road at approximately 9:00 p.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Kristopher M. Cortese, 30, of Wilmington, was declared dead at the accident scene at 9:20 p.m.

An excerpt from the Daily Journal article of March 19, 2019 titled “Motorcyclist dies in crash near Manteno,” quoting Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner:

According to Gessner, Cortese was traveling southbound on Route 45/52 at approximately 9 p.m. He crossed over into the northbound lane and crashed into a northbound vehicle.

A second northbound vehicle then struck Cortese, who was lying in the road.

According to Gessner, at the time of this Manteno motorcycle crash Cortese was not wearing a motorcycle helmet. He died from massive injuries.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 19 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Motorcycle Crash Kills South Suburban Man.”

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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.

Downers Grove Motorcycle Accident At Intersection

There was a fatal Downers Grove motorcycle accident Tuesday (March 12, 2019) afternoon. The motorcyclist was seriously injured during the collision and pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

According to information provided by the Downers Grove Police Department, this Downers Grove motorcycle accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m., near the intersection of 67th Street and Main Street.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Lisle Patch article of March 13, 2019 titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Crash In Downers Grove,” quoting Downers Grove Police Department spokesman Bill Budds:

According to Budds, the preliminary investigation into the fatal crash shows that the car was heading north on Main Street while the motorcycle was driving south on Main Street. Police say the motorcycle hit the car as the car made a left turn onto 67th Street.

The crash investigation into this Downers Grove motorcycle accident is being conducted by the Downers Grove Police Department and the FIAT Major Crash Reconstruction team. Those with information concerning the crash are asked to call the Downers Grove Police Department at 630-434-5600.

Additional details regarding this fatal motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 12 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dead in Downers Grove crash.”

As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, for many reasons there is a heightened level of risk in riding a motorcycle early in the year. One reason is that drivers are not yet accustomed to seeing many motorcyclists on the road, and as such may not “see” or be aware of the rider this early in the season. Motorists “seeing” motorcycles continues to be a substantial problem with regard to safe motorcycle riding, as seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents discussed on this site. This problem of “not seeing” motorcycles is particularly problematical if a motorist is making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle that is “not seen,” as a collision often occurs.

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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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed In Connection With Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident wrongful death lawsuits are often filed in cases where a motorcycle accident has led to a fatality, and the motorcyclist was not at fault for the accident. Such lawsuits can be filed by relevant parties. Such lawsuits are further discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuits” page.

As seen on that page, there are many reasons as to why a fatal motorcycle accident can occur. Many of these accidents are outside of the control of the motorcyclist, even if the motorcycle rider is riding in a lawful and careful manner. While there are many motivations as to why wrongful death lawsuits are filed, a primary reason is to seek to punish negligent and/or reckless behavior that has caused the person(s) to be fatally injured.

The January 25, 2019 Joliet Patch article titled “Wrongful Death Suit: Weber Road Motorcycle Fatality” discusses a wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed in connection with a fatal collision involving a U-turn on October 29, 2018. This fatal motorcycle accident was initially discussed in the “Crest Hill Motorcycle Accident On Weber Road Near Ryan Drive” post.

As seen in the Joliet Patch article, the lawsuit claims the defendant (Victor Zack) acted negligently, and “abruptly” decided to make a U-turn near the Crest Hill intersection of Ryan Drive, which led to a collision and the death of motorcyclist Clifford Ragland.

An excerpt from the January 25 Joliet Patch article:

The lawsuit accuses Zack of several counts of negligence including having “failed to keep a lookout in the direction of travel” and having “turned his vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction with such movement could not be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic …”

As noted in the article, at the time the article was written, the defendant (Victor Zack) had not been issued any traffic citations nor had any criminal charges been filed.

Additional details regarding motorcycle accident wrongful death lawsuits 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.

Fatal West Frankfort Collision On South Logan Street

There was a fatal West Frankfort collision Tuesday (January 8, 2019). This fatal West Frankfort collision involved the motorcycle colliding with another vehicle.

Details on this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident appear to be limited at this time.

The motorcycle crash happened in the 300 block of South Logan Street at approximately noon.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the accident scene.

An excerpt regarding this fatal West Frankfort collision, from the January 9, 2019 wsiltv.com article titled “Man dies in West Frankfort crash“:

The West Frankfort Police department has not released the name of the victim.

However the Jefferson Fire Protection District confirmed through social media that Joshua Melton died in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal West Frankfort collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 9 thesouthern.com article titled “Motorcyclist dead in West Frankfort 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 Bloomingdale Motorcycle Accident On Army Trail Road

There was a fatal Bloomingdale motorcycle accident Wednesday (December 26, 2018) night. This fatal Bloomingdale motorcycle accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

Details on this fatal collision appear limited at this time.

According to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, this fatal Bloomingdale motorcycle accident occurred on Army Trail Road near 84th Street at approximately 6:15 p.m. The motorcyclist was declared dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Bloomingdale motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the December 27, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Bloomingdale crash on Army Trail Road” as well as the December 27 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “1 dead in Bloomingdale 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.