Macoupin County Motorcycle Collision Leads To Rider Fatality

There was a fatal Macoupin County motorcycle collision Thursday (April 23, 2020) evening. This fatal Macoupin County motorcycle collision involved a collision between a car and Honda CR250 dirt bike.

This fatal car-motorcycle collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the April 24, 2020 article titled “Man, 21, Dies After Car-Motorcycle Crash.”

An excerpt, quoting Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl:

“Upon deputies arrival, it was determined that a red 2014 Chevrolet Impala traveling at a high rate of speed Southbound on Litchfield Trail in rural Mt. Olive struck a Northbound Honda CR250 dirt bike,” Sheriff Kahl said. “The red Chevrolet Impala was driven by 16-year-old male who was transported by ARCH helicopter to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

“The Honda dirt bike was driven by a 21-year-old male who was also transported by ARCH helicopter to St. John’s Hospital and later pronounced deceased at 8:03 p.m. Thursday.”

This Macoupin County motorcycle collision is being investigated by the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Additional details on this fatal Macoupin County motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

The dangers of driving a vehicle at high speed is discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page. As seen on that page, driving at excessive speeds serves to both increase the likelihood of an accident, as well as increase the likelihood that accident injuries will be severe in nature.

In fatal motorcycle accidents in which the motorcycle (and, if applicable) passenger dies due to the fault of another person or party, relevant parties may be able to successfully sue for the loss of life. The relevant parties would do so by filing a wrongful death lawsuit, which is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuits” page.


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