Man Criminally Charged In Kendall County Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accident

An article in the December 27 Daily Chronicle, titled “Somonauk man charged with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI” discusses the criminal charges filed in connection with an Illinois motorcycle accident that left one motorcyclist, a man from Plainfield, injured, and his passenger, Colleen Hunkler, 46, of Wilmington, dead. An excerpt from the story: A Somonauk man …

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Illinois Motorcyclist Involved In Serious Accident Thanks Those Who Helped Him

A December 23 article in the Aurora Beacon-News, titled “Motorcyclist thanks neighbors who came to his aid after crash”┬árecalls a serious motorcyclist accident in Aurora, Illinois and the benefits provided by bystanders. The accident occurred on the night of June 18, when a motorcyclist, Don Pugh, was heading back from a ride and struck the …

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Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Among Older Motorcyclists

Yesterday (December 19) The Wall Street Journal had an article titled “When Heaven Is a Harley.” The article discusses various aspects of the growing trend among older people to become first-time motorcyclists. Here are some excerpts regarding safety aspects mentioned in the article: To be sure, older riders are at risk and account for a …

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Illinois Motorcycle Accident Fatalities For 2010 – Statistics & Categorizations

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has published a document in its startseeingmotorcycles.org site titled “2010 Motorcycle Fatalities – Quick Facts.” (pdf) This document, dated September 2011, provides various details and categorizations as to the 131 Illinois motorcyclist deaths in 2010. While this entire document is informative, here are a few notable excerpts: The 131 …

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