Motorcycle Accident In Olney, Illinois

A motorcycle accident occurred in Olney, Illinois on Tuesday, September 20.  The accident occurred at 3:44 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Holly Road.

As seen in the Olney Daily Mail article of September 21 titled “Motorcycle Accident Reported” :

According to the police department report, Brenda L. Gillaspie, 45, St. Francisville, driving a 2002 Buick, was eastbound on Main Street and did not see the stopped 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by Brandon J. Volk, 19, 5050 E. Northview Lane. Volk was stopped on Main Street, waiting to turn left.

Gillaspie applied her brakes and swerved to the right to avoid Volk.

Gillaspie said Volk then drove to the right and she struck the motorcycle.

Volk said he saw Gillaspie approaching behind him and then heard her vehicle braking.

He tried to turn right to avoid her and he was then struck.

Volk was taken to Richland Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injury.

Gillaspie was ticketed on a charge of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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Woman Injured During Motorcycle Accident In Freeport, Illinois

A woman was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, September 18 in rural Freeport, Illinois.

According to a September 20 article on the accident as seen in The Journal-Standard, titled “Woman injured in motorcycle accident” :

Stephenson County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday, Sept. 18, responded to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Illinois 26 and U.S. 20 in rural Freeport.

Police say Shellee Ann Handley, 55, of Warrenville attempted to stop her motorcycle at the intersection when the rear tire lost traction and slid out. The motorcycle then went onto its side, ejecting the rider. The road surface was wet from the rain, states the accident report.

Handley was taken to FHN Memorial Hospital for treatment. A condition report was not available.

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Man Dies After Motorcycle Accident In Schiller Park Illinois

According to a variety of sources, Ramon J. Szara, 47, of Morton Grove, died after a motorcycle accident in Schiller Park Friday night.

Details appear limited.  Szara is said to have been traveling north in the 4200 block of River Road and apparently lost control and crashed his 1997 Harley, according to police.  There were no witnesses to the crash, but there more than 250 feet of skid marks at the scene.

Szara was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m. Saturday at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park.

Schiller Park police are investigating.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the September 17 CBS2 article titled “Morton Grove Motorcyclist Dies In Crash” and the September 17 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops in northwest suburb investigate fatal motorcycle crash.”

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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured In September 14 Aurora Illinois Crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash that occurred Thursday night in Aurora, Illinois.

Details are somewhat limited.

It is being reported that Carlos Amaya, 23, of Aurora, Illinois, was riding a 1996 Honda CBR 600 when he crashed into a car at the intersection of High Street and Edison Avenue, according to police.  The accident occurred at 9:59 p.m.

Amaya was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital.  He was reported to be in critical condition, with multiple injuries including multiple broken bones, severe rectum damage, and possible bleeding on the brain.  According to police, Amaya was charged with drunken driving.  Officers found multiple empty beer cans in his backpack.

The other driver not injured and was not charged.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in the Beacon News article of September 16 titled “Motorcyclist severely injured in Aurora crash.”

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Elman Law Group LLC concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

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Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Debris On Roadway

One of the potential hazards motorcyclists face is that of objects or debris on the roadway causing them to get into an accident.

On the September 13 blog post (“Motorcyclist Injured As He Hits Urinal On Edens Expressway In Northern Chicago Suburbs“) a local accident of this type was summarized.  In that instance, the motorcyclist crashed but was fortunate in that the injuries were not life-threatening.

Unfortunately, some of these types of accidents involve fatalities.  Just this week, there was the story of a fatal motorcycle accident in the Atlanta area caused by flying tire debris on the roadway.  As seen in a September 15 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article titled “Tire tread led to Gwinnett motorcycle fatality” :

An airborne tire tread appears to have triggered a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist and tractor-trailer this week, according to Gwinnett County authorities.

Police say Lonnie Cross, 35, was riding his motorcycle Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the left lane of northbound I-85 at the I-985 split when he hit the tire tread after it had been struck by another vehicle.

Cross lost control of his motorcycle, and after laying the motorcycle down on the roadway, he ended up resting in the center lane in the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer, police say. The driver of the truck could not avoid running over Cross, police say.

Cross died at Gwinnett Medical Center. Police say no charges were pending.

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Elman Law Group LLC concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, call 773-392-8182 at any time for a free consultation to discuss your rights. There is no fee for this consultation.