As discussed on the page titled “Road Hazards – Deer,” one of the potential hazards that motorcyclists face is that of deer running in front of them in the roadway. While this type of accident can happen at any time, as discussed there are various times in which such accidents are more likely to happen.
While Illinois motorcycle accidents involving deer are not high in number, they nonetheless do occur, and a number of them have been fatal.
On Saturday night (November 7, 2015) there was a fatal accident in Franklin County, Illinois involving a deer running out in front of a motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was unable to avoid hitting the deer. While the motorcyclist, William Burnett, 31, of Buckner, suffered minor injuries during the collision, the female passenger, Jana Miles, 40 of Whittington, later died from injuries sustained during the collision.
An excerpt from the November 8, 2015 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “Woman killed in Franklin Co., IL motorcycle crash was on way to her wedding reception“:
Miles and her new husband William Burnett had just gotten married and were traveling to their reception when the crash occurred.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above as well as thesouthern.com article (with remembrances) of November 9 titled “Woman marries the love of her life, dies in motorcycle wreck on way to reception.”
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 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ 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.
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