Lisle Fatal Motorcycle Collision At Maple Avenue And Spring Bay Drive

On Wednesday (April 7, 2021) evening there was a Lisle fatal motorcycle collision. This Lisle fatal motorcycle collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. The accident occurred at Maple Avenue and Spring Bay Drive.

Various media sources have written of this accident, including the April 8, 2021 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Naperville man killed in motorcycle crash in Lisle.” An excerpt:

The motorcyclist was westbound on Maple Avenue at 8:15 p.m. and struck a vehicle turning from Spring Bay Drive onto Maple, Lisle police said in a statement.

The motorcyclist died at the scene, police said. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital with injuries and was expected to survive, police said.

No citations or charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation, according to Lisle Police Deputy Chief Kevin Licko.

According to the DuPage County Medical Examiner’s Office, the motorcyclist was identified as Thomas Martino, 55, of Naperville.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lisle fatal motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above. The accident is also summarized in the April 9 Daily Herald article titled “Naperville man ID’d as victim of Lisle motorcycle crash.”

As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, motorcycles are often hit by vehicles that are turning. Many of these collisions involve vehicles that make a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle. However, accidents can also occur when a vehicle makes a right-hand turn into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

In both instances, motorists often admit to “not seeing” the motorcycle before attempting to make the turn.

“Not seeing” motorcycles – or otherwise being unaware of the presence of a motorcycle – can happen at any time during the year. However, this risk to motorcyclists can be greater early in the motorcycle season, when motorists aren’t used to interacting with motorcycles.

Other early-season motorcycle safety issues are discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page.


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