Ogle County Motorcycle Accident Along West Illinois Route 64

An Ogle County motorcycle accident occurred early Friday (August 2, 2019) evening along West Illinois Route 64. This Ogle County motorcycle accident appears to have involved a loss of motorcycle control. The motorcyclist and passenger were injured; those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the August 7, 2019 Rochelle News-Leader article titled “Deputies investigate motorcycle accident.” An excerpt:

On Aug. 2, at 6:20 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle motorcycle accident in the 5000 block of West Illinois Route 64. Upon conducting an investigation, James Blasz, 75, along with passenger Carol Blasz, 71, of Miles, Iowa, were traveling eastbound when they veered off of the roadway and into the ditch.  The motorcycle overturned and both riders were ejected.  Both were transported to KSB Hospital in Dixon by Mount Morris EMS and Polo EMS where they were treated for no life-threatening injuries.  

The cause of why the motorcycle veered off the road does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, there can be many reasons as to why a motorcyclist loses control of the bike. When such a loss of control leads to the motorcycle leaving the roadway, a range of adverse outcomes can occur. As seen in the Ogle County motorcycle accident discussed above, the motorcycle can go into a ditch. Other adverse outcomes can include the motorcycle striking a fixed object, such as a tree, fence or a utility pole. Such frontal collisions often result in serious, if not life-threatening, accident injuries.

If the loss of control was caused by an event that was not the fault of the rider, the motorcyclist may be able to file an accident lawsuit to get accident injury compensation. One such example would be if a defective motorcycle component led to the loss of control of the bike.

The subject of motorcycle accident injury lawsuits is further discussed on the “Illinois Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits” page.


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