High-Speed Motorcycle Riding Incident In St. Charles, Illinois

High-speed motorcycle riding often occurs in Illinois.  This high-speed riding appears to be among the most common forms of high-risk riding.  Other high-risk actions include doing “wheelies” and other types of stunt riding.  Various types of high-risk riding is further discussed on the “High-Risk Motorcyclist Actions” page. Riding at excessive speeds is especially hazardous as …

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Drinking Alcohol Before Riding A Motorcycle As An Accident Cause

As discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Riding After Drinking” page, a longstanding cause of motorcycle accidents is drinking alcohol before riding a motorcycle.  Various statistics continue to show that a large percentage of motorcycle crashes – including fatal motorcycle accidents – is caused by impaired motorcyclists. While there are many reasons as to why drinking …

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Motorcyclist Died Almost A Month After A Collision

A motorcyclist died almost a month after a collision with a car.  The motorcycle accident happened in the Stony Island Park neighborhood which is on Chicago’s South Side. The May 22, 2018 collision is discussed in the June 18, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies weeks after Stony Island Park crash“: About 12:20 a.m. …

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Southern Illinois Motorcycle Crash Leads To Two Seriously Injured

There was a Southern Illinois motorcycle crash early Monday (June 11, 2018) morning in Williamson County.  Like many Illinois motorcycle crashes so far in 2018 – many of which have been discussed on this site – this motorcycle accident appears to involve a loss of motorcycle control. According to the Illinois State Police, this Southern …

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A Vehicle “Rear-Ended” A Motorcycle Causing Fatal Edgebrook Crash

A vehicle “rear-ended” a motorcycle Thursday (June 7, 2018) evening in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood.  The fatal motorcycle crash was a hit-and-run accident in which the vehicle – likely a car – left the accident scene. According to Chicago Police, the fatal crash happened at approximately 7:45 p.m., as the motorcyclist was riding in the 5100 …

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