Kendall County Motorcycle Collision Along Route 71

A Kendall County motorcycle collision occurred Monday (July 1, 2019) afternoon. This Kendall County motorcycle collision involved a BMW motorcycle and pickup truck. The motorcyclist was fatally injured.

This Kendall County motorcycle collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 2, 2019 Yorkville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies In Kendall County Crash” as well as the July 2 article titled “Warrenville Man Dies, Sheridan Man Injured And Cited in Fatal Crash Near Newark.”

An excerpt from the Yorkville Patch article concerning the fatal crash:

A 58-year-old Warrenville man died Monday after a two-vehicle crash at Route 71 and Ottawa Road. Illinois State Police said at around 3:07 p.m., a BMW motorcycle was heading north on Route 71 as a Dodge Ram was about the travel through the intersection at Ottawa Street.

Police said the Dodge stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded through the intersection in front of the motorcycle, and the two collided.

The motorcyclist, identified as Peter Dudak, 58, of Warrenville, was pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as Larry Larson, 78, of Sheridan was injured. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

An excerpt from the article:

State Police say Larson was cited for Failure to Yield at a Stop Intersection. It’s not clear the extent of his injuries or if he remains hospitalized. There were no passengers.

ISP is continuing to investigate the crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Kendall County motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including those mentioned above.

“Failure to see motorcycles” remains a primary cause of Illinois motorcycle accidents, including those that result in fatalities. In many instances, motorists who fail to see motorcycles and collide with them are at fault for the accident. In such cases the injured motorcyclist may file a personal injury lawsuit to get accident compensation. There are many reasons that the injured motorcyclist would file such a lawsuit. Those reasons are further discussed on the “Reasons For Filing A Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuit” page.

For accidents caused by another person or party that result in the rider passing away, relevant parties may file a wrongful death lawsuit.


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