Motorcyclist Dies Following Kankakee Accident

A man has died, and his wife injured, following a motorcycle accident Tuesday night (March 29, 2016) on the south side of Kankakee. The motorcyclist who died was identified as Adam Keene, 33, of Chebanese.  The accident involved a collision between Keene’s motorcycle and a semi truck.  During the accident, both Keene and his wife were …

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Frequently Cited Factors In Fatal Illinois Motorcycle Accidents

In the last post (“2014 Statistics Concerning Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accidents“) various statistics regarding fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes were summarized. Another aspect of the startseeingmotorcycles.org report cited in the last post had to do with the most-frequently cited “driver-related” factors, outside of alcohol-related crashes, in 2014 fatal motorcycle accidents.  According to the report, these factors …

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2014 Statistics Concerning Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has published a document in its startseeingmotorcycles.org site titled “2014 Motorcycle Fatalities – Quick Facts.” (pdf) This document provides various details as to the 118 Illinois motorcycle accident deaths in 2014, a decrease of more than 22% from the 152 deaths in 2013.  [note:  the 118 deaths were from 116 fatal motorcycle accidents, …

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Motorcycle Accident In Chicago’s Logan Square Neighborhood

There was a motorcycle accident early this morning (March 10, 2016) in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Details on the crash – especially its causes – appear limited at this time. According to Chicago Police, the accident happened in the 3200 block of West Barry Avenue at approximately 12:52 a.m. The accident involved the motorcyclist, said …

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident In St. Clair County

For a number of reasons, early-season motorcycle riding can be more hazardous than usual.  These reasons are discussed in the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page. There was a fatal motorcycle accident in Fayetteville Township, which is in Illinois’ St. Clair County, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the …

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