Motorcycle Crashes Involving Excessive Speed And Racing

As discussed in various areas of this site, there are many factors that may lead to motorcycle accidents. Speeding – especially during racing – is a common contributing factor for serious motorcycle accidents.  Many Illinois motorcycle accidents – including those leading to fatalities – have been discussed on this site in which excessive speed was a primary or contributing factor.  Due to various dynamics, including diminished rider reaction times as well as physics, excessive speed is a particularly problematical issue for motorcyclists as it can lead to motorcycle loss of control.

While this site focuses on Illinois motorcycle accidents, a recent (January 24, 2016) motorcycle crash in Colorado Springs is alleged to have happened because of excessive speed that may have been experienced during motorcycle racing.

As seen in the article of January 24, 2016, titled “Two motorcycles crash on Powers Boulevard“:

Two motorcycles that were traveling at a high rate of speed, possibly racing, crashed when they struck the center median.

According to police, the crash occurred in the 400 block of Powers Boulevard on Jan. 24. Both motorcyclists traveling southbound crashed into the northbound lanes of traffic.

The motorcycle accident injuries were not specified.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this crash involving two motorcycles can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Fox21 News article mentioned above, as well as the January 24 The Gazette article titled “Powers Boulevard reopens after crash investigation.”


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.)

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