Fatal Chicago Heights Motorcycle Accident On Chicago Road

There was a fatal Chicago Heights motorcycle accident Wednesday (July 11, 2018) evening.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  It is unclear as to what caused the crash.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 13, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcycle dies in Chicago Heights crash“:

Daniel Montiel, 35, of Chicago Heights was riding the motorcycle about 11:10 p.m. at 2515 Chicago Rd. when he crashed into a vehicle, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Montiel was taken to Saint James Hospital, where he died within the hour, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy revealed that Montiel died from accident injuries related to the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago Heights 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.

Fatal Antioch Township Motorcycle Accident On Grass Lake Road

There was a fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident early Friday (July 13, 2018) morning.  Based on preliminary accident investigation findings, the accident appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control that involved the motorcycle leaving the roadway and crashing.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 13, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Department media release titled “Fatal Antioch Township Motorcycle Crash“:

On July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of West Grass Lake Road and Kathryn Drive, Antioch Township, for a report of a motorcycle down.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a 1999 Honda Motorcycle on the south side of the roadway.  After a brief search for the driver, he (an adult male of Lake Villa Township – identification pending notification of next of kin) was located in the tree line near the motorcycle, deceased.

According to the release, findings from the preliminary accident investigation of this fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident indicates that it occurred as the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Grass Lake Road, just west of Kathryn Drive, when the bike left the roadway to the east.  After leaving the roadway, the motorcycle struck a tree and the motorcyclist was seriously injured.  It appears as if the reason for the apparent loss of control has yet to be determined.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is conducting the accident investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

Newport Township Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal Newport Township motorcycle accident on Wednesday (July 11, 2018) afternoon.  A preliminary investigation indicates that the collision involved a Jeep making a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle, which is one of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents.  As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, this type of motorcycle accident often leads to serious accident injuries, and in many cases leads to the motorcyclist (and passenger, if applicable) suffering fatal injuries.

The collision between a Jeep Compass and Yamaha motorcycle occurred at the intersection of North Kilbourne Road and Route 173.  Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The motorcycle accident is discussed in the July 11, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Fatal Newport Township Car vs. Motorcycle Crash.”  An excerpt:

Preliminary investigation shows a 1999 Yamaha Motorcycle, driven by a male adult (positive identification pending), was traveling southbound on Kilbourne Road, approaching Route 173.  A 2008 Jeep Compass, driven by a 69-year-old female of Gurnee was traveling northbound on Kilbourne Road, also approaching Route 173.  The driver of the Jeep made a left turn at the intersection, in front of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle collided with the vehicle and the driver of the motorcycle was ejected.

The motorcyclist was injured and was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The Jeep’s driver was not injured during the collision.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is conducting the accident investigation of this Newport Township motorcycle accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Newport Township motorcycle accident during which the motorcyclist was ejected can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release 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.

“Head-On Collision” Involving Car And Motorcycle Leads To Fatality

As discussed on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ Involving Motorcycles” page, there are many reasons why such accidents are difficult for motorcyclists to avoid.  An excerpt from that page:

One of the common reasons for motorcycle accidents – and one that has often deadly consequences for motorcyclists – is when bikes are involved in “head-on collisions.”  These frontal accidents have led to many fatalities.  Ways to avoid these types of accidents are limited, as they often involve another vehicle coming into the opposing lane, i.e. “crossing the center line.”  Often it hard to predict when a vehicle will drive into opposing traffic; as well, such improper lane usage typically provides (very) limited reaction time for the motorcyclist to avoid a “head-on collision.”  Even for those motorcyclists that choose to “lay down the bike” accidents usually lead to serious if not fatal injuries.

As well, due to a motorcycle’s lack of structural impact protection, such frontal collisions are often highly forceful to the motorcyclist.  There have been many fatal motorcycle accidents in which a motorcycle has been struck by a vehicle that has “crossed the center line” and hit the motorcycle.

There has been a fatal motorcycle collision in Williamson County (Southern Illinois) on July 8, 2018 which is being attributed to a vehicle crossing over the center line and hitting a motorcycle in a “head-on collision.”

The collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle occurred at approximately 2:55 p.m. on Corinth Road east of Johnston City, between Old Ben Road and Becker Road.

An excerpt from the July 9, 2018 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Marion man dies in crash on Corinth Road,“: mentioning Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke:

Burke said the driver of the vehicle crossed over the center line and hit the motorcycle head-on.

The motorcyclist was identified as Robert Rich, 55, of Marion.  He was declared dead at 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident involving a “head-on collision” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 10 wjpf.com article titled “Victim identified in deadly motorcycle/auto accident.”

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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.

Homewood Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal Homewood motorcycle accident Saturday (July 7, 2018) morning in Homewood.  While the accident remains under investigation, the collision appears to involve a car that made a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

An excerpt concerning the Homewood motorcycle accident, from the July 10, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Homewood crash“:

A Nissan Altima was northbound at 10:11 a.m. when it made a left turn into a parking lot in the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood, according to a statement from Homewood police. A southbound motorcycle driven by 37-year-old Kyle Ladewig then hit the passenger side of the Nissan.

Ladewig, of Steger, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 11 a.m.  A subsequent autopsy revealed that Ladewig died from his accident injuries.

The driver of the Nissan Altima was not injured during the collision.

This fatal Homewood motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Homewood Police Department and the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team.

Those who may have witnessed the collision are asked to call Homewood Police at (708) 206-3420.

Additional details and possible updates 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.