Fatal Normal Motorcycle Crash Along Pipeline Road

A fatal Normal motorcycle crash occurred Thursday (June 20, 2019) afternoon. This fatal Normal motorcycle crash happened along Pipeline Road. The incident appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

This fatal Normal motorcycle crash is discussed on a variety of media sources, including the June 21, 2019 Bloomington Pantagraph article titled “Normal police continue to investigate motorcycle crash that left 1 dead.” An excerpt:

About 1:45 p.m. Thursday, the rider, whose name has not yet been released, was traveling north on Pipeline Road, just north of Interstate 55, when he left the road and struck a utility pole, witnesses told police.

The rider, later identified as Joshua M. Rash, 45 , was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. He died there. A subsequent autopsy revealed that he died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The accident investigation, including an accident reconstruction, is being performed by  the Normal Police Department and the McLean County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Normal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

As seen in the Illinois motorcycle accidents summarized on this site, motorcycle loss of control continues to be a primary cause of accidents causing injury or death. As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, there are many potential reasons for the rider losing control of the bike. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle loss of control occurs, it usually happens as the bike is traveling at a higher speed. This higher speed and momentum often leads to the bike leaving the roadway. After the bike leaves the road, the rider can be vulnerable to hitting a fixed object such as a tree, utility box, or utility pole. Any of these factors increase the likelihood that the rider, after leaving the roadway, will be vulnerable to serious injury.


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