Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Crash Statistics

In the last post (“Illinois Motorcycle Season Safety“) an Illinois Department of Transportation news release was highlighted.  Various safety tips and related discussion were featured from the release, which was titled ““Motorcycle Season Revs Up, Riders Urged to “Gear Up-Ride Smart.” (pdf)

In this news release, various statistics regarding Illinois motorcycle accidents, as well as Illinois fatal motorcycle crashes, are cited.

Here are some of the statistics:

  • Three percent of total vehicle registrations are motorcycles, yet motorcycle fatalities account for nearly 15 percent of all vehicle fatalities.
  • About half of motorcycle rider fatalities occur in crashes involving just the motorcycle. About 40 percent involve motorcycle riders who had been drinking.
  • Motorcycle fatalities increased from 148 in 2012 to 155 in 2013, according to provisional data. The number dropped to 118 in 2014, according to preliminary data.

Additional statistics regarding Illinois motorcycle accidents can be found in those posts found in the Motorcycle Accident Statistics category.


Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC ( 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 Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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