Sentence Handed Down For 2008 DUI Accident In Chicago That Killed A Motorcyclist

In 2008, a drunk driver hit and killed Navy veteran Jeff Bondy while he was on his motorcycle in Chicago. Today Drew Forquer, 51, was sentenced for that 2008 drunk driving accident on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Forquer, who had a history of drunken-driving convictions, was sentenced to 8 years in prison today for driving his …

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-71 In Ashland, Ohio

According to WOIO of Ashland, Ohio, in a July 24 story titled “Fatal motorcycle accident on I-71” there was a fatal motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 24 in Ashland.  It happened just after five a.m. Sunday on I-71 at US 250 in Montgomery Township. Details of the accident appear brief, at least at this point.  According …

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Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) “2009 Illinois Crash Facts & Statistics” (pdf) in 2009 (the latest year available) there were 3846 motorcycle accidents and 124 fatal motorcycle accidents. As stated on page 21: Motorcycle crashes account for 1.3 percent of all crashes in the year 2009.  The number of motorcyclists killed decreased by 3.7 …

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Motorcyclist Struck And Killed In Pekin, Illinois

On Thursday, July 21, a motorcyclist was struck and killed by a motorist in Pekin, Illinois. Allegedly, an elderly woman ran a red light at the intersection of Margaret and 2nd Street and struck the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist has been identified as William L. Wiker, Jr., 56, of Pekin.  He was pronounced dead at the …

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Motorcycle Safety – Highland Park Illinois

In the July 15 2011 edition of “The Highlander,” (pdf) the monthly publication of the City of Highland Park, there is a section on page 5 titled “Motorists Cautioned to Drive Safely With Motorcyclists.” The section is three paragraphs long and contains a variety of information with regard to motorcycle and motor scooter safety. A notable excerpt …

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