Failure To Yield While Turning Left As A Motorcycle Accident Cause

Failure to yield while turning left continues to be one of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents.  These accidents – in which a vehicle makes a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle and a collision occurs – are numerous, as seen in Illinois motorcycle accidents summarized on this site.  The highly traumatic collision often leads to the motorcyclist (and passenger, if applicable) being seriously injured.  Many of these collisions result in a motorcyclist fatality.

On October 30, 2018 there was a fatal motorcycle accident in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  That collision was summarized in the post titled “Fatal Pilsen Motorcycle Accident That Occurred On Cermak Road.”

The accident resulted in the death of the motorcyclist, Narciso Ledesma Jr.  His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the accident.

An excerpt from the November 8, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Lyft, driver sued over fatal collision with motorcyclist in Pilsen“:

The family of a motorcyclist killed last month in a Pilsen neighborhood crash with a Lyft vehicle is suing the driver and the ride-sharing company over his death.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday by family members of 41-year-old Narciso Ledesma Jr., claims that the Lyft driver acted negligently when she caused the Oct. 30 crash, according to a copy of the suit.

Just before 5 p.m., Ledesma was riding his motorcycle east on Cermak Road when he was struck by Toyota Rav4 driven by a 36-year-old woman as she made a left from Cermak onto Throop Street, Chicago police said.

Ledesma was pronounced dead after being taken to Stroger Hospital.

According to Chicago Police, the driver of the Toyota was issued a citation for failure to yield while turning left.

Another excerpt from the article:

Ledesma’s family says the driver was working for Lyft at the time of the crash, didn’t use her turn signal and failed to yield for Ledesma, who had the right-of-way, according to court documents. They are seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

Lyft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Additional details regarding motorcycle accidents in which the driver was cited for failure to yield while turning left 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 Pilsen Motorcycle Accident That Occurred On Cermak Road

There was a fatal Pilsen motorcycle accident Tuesday (October 30, 2018) afternoon.

As seen in many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, this fatal Pilsen motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle being hit by a vehicle that was making a left hand turn at the time of the collision.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Pilsen motorcycle accident, as seen in the October 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Pilsen crash

Narciso Ledesma, 41, of the Logan Square neighborhood, was riding his motorcycle when he was fatally struck at 4:57 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Throop Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Ledesma was riding east on Cermak Road when he was struck by a Toyota Rav4 turning left onto Throop Street, police said.

Ledesma was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Rav4, a 36-year-old woman, refused medical attention, police said. She was issued a citation for failure to yield on a left turn and was given a DUI sobriety test.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Pilsen 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.

Crest Hill Motorcycle Accident On Weber Road Near Ryan Drive

There was a fatal Crest Hill motorcycle accident Monday (October 29, 2018) night.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of this fatal Crest Hill motorcycle accident does not appear to be publicly available.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle on Weber Road, just south of Ryan Drive.  The motorcycle collided with the side of another vehicle.

The motorcyclist, identified as identified as Clifford A. Ragland, 29, of Bolingbrook, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m.

An accident investigation to determine how this Crest Hill motorcycle accident occurred is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 30, 2018 The Herald-News article titled “Bolingbrook man dies in Crest Hill motorcycle crash” as well as the October 31 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Bolingbrook Man Killed On Motorcycle.”

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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.

Hitting A Deer Leads To A Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Hitting a deer while riding a motorcycle is discussed on the “Road Hazards – Deer” page.  While there are many road hazards that present a potential danger to motorcyclists, deer are particularly problematical as they often appear suddenly and unexpectedly.  A rider can suddenly be forced to slow or swerve to avoid a collision, and in doing so may fail to maintain the balance required to maintain control of the motorcycle.

On this site, numerous Illinois motorcycle accidents have been summarized in which a motorcycle has hit a deer.  Many of these accidents have led to the death of the motorcyclist.

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Monday (October 22, 2018) night in Valparaiso, Indiana in which a rider died after hitting a deer.  As seen in the October 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies after crash with deer in Valparaiso,” the motorcyclist, identified as Scott M. Sharpe, 26, was found dead after hitting the deer.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident which involved a rider hitting a deer can be seen in 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.

Burnham Fatal Motorcycle Accident Leads To Fatal Injuries

There was a Burnham fatal motorcycle accident early Thursday (October 18, 2018) morning.

Details on this Burnham fatal motorcycle accident appear limited at this time.

According to news accounts, the accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle in the early morning hours.  The collision occurred near 140th Street and Torrence Avenue.

One person – the motorcyclist – was declared dead after being taken to Franciscan Health Hammond for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was identified as Kendall King, 21.

Two other people – including the motorcycle passenger – were also taken to Franciscan Health Hammond for treatment of their accident injuries.  Both were said to be in critical condition.

Among the motorcycle passenger’s injuries was a broken leg.

The motorcycle accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police and the South Suburban Major Accidents Team.

Additional details regarding this Burnham fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 18, 2018 CBS Chicago video titled “1 Dead, 2 Injured In Motorcycle Crash In Burnham” and the October 18 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Father killed in Burnham motorcycle crash; 2 critically injured.”

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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.