Calumet City Motorcycle Accident Leads To Rider Fatality

A Calumet City motorcycle crash occurred Monday, March 9, 2020. The motorcyclist died from his accident injuries Tuesday, March 10.

Details on this Calumet City motorcycle accident remain limited at this time.

An excerpt regarding this Calumet City motorcycle accident, from the nwitimes.com article of March 14, 2020, titled “Motorcycle crash kills 32-year-old man, officials say“:

A Griffith man died after being struck on a motorcycle in Calumet City, medical examiner reports said.

Jeremi Bobo, 32, of Griffith, was pronounced dead at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Calumet City motorcycle accident happened in the 1300 block of Freeland Avenue.

Bobo died after being taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Calumet City motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above. As well, the crash is discussed in the March 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Jeremi Bobo killed in motorcycle crash in Calumet City.”

Early-season motorcycle riding has the potential to be more hazardous than that which happens later in the year. There are various factors which make such riding potentially more dangerous. These reasons are discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page.

One of the foremost reasons discussed on that page is that motorists are not used to seeing, or accounting for, motorcycles on the roadway. As such, this may lead to a lower level of awareness, including the inability to “see” motorcycles. As discussed often on this site, many Illinois motorcycle accidents involve a motorist who “fails to see” a motorcycle on the roadway. As seen in many serious motorcycle accidents, perhaps the most common fatal motorcycle accident type is when a motorist makes a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle. If this leads to a collision between the vehicle and motorcycle, the accident injuries are often serious, if not immediately life-threatening.