Motorcycle Collision In Chicago’s Mount Greenwood Neighborhood

A motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a pickup truck Thursday (April 26, 2018) night in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood.  The collision was a “hit & run” accident in which the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the accident following the collision. According to information provided by Chicago Police, the accident …

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Motorcyclist Suffers A Serious Head Injury During Metro East Crash

There was a motorcycle loss of control accident Thursday (April 26, 2018) afternoon in which the motorcyclist was ejected and seriously injured.  The motorcyclist suffered what was described as a serious head injury as a result of the crash. The Wood River Police Department was called to the accident scene at 4:21 p.m.  The accident …

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Illinois Motorcycle Riding Safety Discussion And Recommendations

With the main Illinois motorcycle riding season approaching, there are a variety of motorcycle riding safety issues that should be considered. Riding early in the Illinois season presents a variety of factors that may adversely impact the ability to safety ride a motorcycle.  These factors are discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page. …

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Motorcyclist Charged With DUI Following DeKalb County

While many motorcycle accidents are the fault of other motorists, one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents is DUI, i.e. motorcyclists who ride while they are impaired by alcohol use.  This “drunk driving” has been a leading cause of motorcycle accidents for many years.  Of course, given the complexity of riding a motorcycle – …

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Truck-Motorcycle Crash Occurs Near Holiday Shores

As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, there are many reasons why riding a motorcycle in the early Illinois motorcycle season (generally starting in March or April) can be more hazardous than riding during the summer and fall. One of these reasons is that motorists are not as used to “seeing” motorcycles …

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