A fatal Grundy County motorcycle crash occurred Sunday (July 7, 2019) evening. This Grundy County motorcycle crash appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control that occurred for a currently undisclosed reason.
The crash occurred on East Route 6 near Ashley Road at approximately 10:20 p.m. Sunday.
An excerpt regarding this Grundy County motorcycle crash, from the July 8, 2019 wspynews.com article titled “Morris Man Killed In Grundy County Motorcycle Crash“:
Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said 50-year-old Hiram T. Jackson of Morris was traveling eastbound on Route 6 when he left the roadway for an unknown reason and traveled approximately 100 feet in the north ditch.
While traveling in the ditch, the motorcycle hit a wooden post supporting a traffic sign and came to rest in the north ditch.
This Grundy County motorcycle crash remains under investigation by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office as well as the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department.
Additional details and possible updates can be found on the article mentioned above, as well as the July 9 Morris Herald-News article titled “Man killed in motorcycle accident in Morris identified.”
Motorcycle loss of control remains a leading cause of serious and fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents. While there are many reasons as to why these crashes tend to cause serious injuries, two primary reasons are that the crashes tend to happen at speed, and often the motorcycle leaves the roadway. When the motorcycle leaves the roadway, the rider can be ejected or the bike may hit a fixed object such as a tree. In either instance, the likelihood of the rider suffering serious, if not life-threatening injuries, substantially increases.
Loss of motorcycle control can occur for many reasons, as discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page. For those loss of control accidents that are caused by the negligence of another party, the injured motorcyclist may be able to file a lawsuit to get accident compensation.
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