“Head-On Collision” Involving Car And Motorcycle Leads To Fatality

As discussed on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ Involving Motorcycles” page, there are many reasons why such accidents are difficult for motorcyclists to avoid.  An excerpt from that page:

One of the common reasons for motorcycle accidents – and one that has often deadly consequences for motorcyclists – is when bikes are involved in “head-on collisions.”  These frontal accidents have led to many fatalities.  Ways to avoid these types of accidents are limited, as they often involve another vehicle coming into the opposing lane, i.e. “crossing the center line.”  Often it hard to predict when a vehicle will drive into opposing traffic; as well, such improper lane usage typically provides (very) limited reaction time for the motorcyclist to avoid a “head-on collision.”  Even for those motorcyclists that choose to “lay down the bike” accidents usually lead to serious if not fatal injuries.

As well, due to a motorcycle’s lack of structural impact protection, such frontal collisions are often highly forceful to the motorcyclist.  There have been many fatal motorcycle accidents in which a motorcycle has been struck by a vehicle that has “crossed the center line” and hit the motorcycle.

There has been a fatal motorcycle collision in Williamson County (Southern Illinois) on July 8, 2018 which is being attributed to a vehicle crossing over the center line and hitting a motorcycle in a “head-on collision.”

The collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle occurred at approximately 2:55 p.m. on Corinth Road east of Johnston City, between Old Ben Road and Becker Road.

An excerpt from the July 9, 2018 wsiltv.com article (with video) titled “Marion man dies in crash on Corinth Road,“: mentioning Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke:

Burke said the driver of the vehicle crossed over the center line and hit the motorcycle head-on.

The motorcyclist was identified as Robert Rich, 55, of Marion.  He was declared dead at 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle accident involving a “head-on collision” can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 10 wjpf.com article titled “Victim identified in deadly motorcycle/auto accident.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Homewood Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal Homewood motorcycle accident Saturday (July 7, 2018) morning in Homewood.  While the accident remains under investigation, the collision appears to involve a car that made a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

An excerpt concerning the Homewood motorcycle accident, from the July 10, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Homewood crash“:

A Nissan Altima was northbound at 10:11 a.m. when it made a left turn into a parking lot in the 18200 block of Halsted Street in Homewood, according to a statement from Homewood police. A southbound motorcycle driven by 37-year-old Kyle Ladewig then hit the passenger side of the Nissan.

Ladewig, of Steger, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 11 a.m.  A subsequent autopsy revealed that Ladewig died from his accident injuries.

The driver of the Nissan Altima was not injured during the collision.

This fatal Homewood motorcycle accident remains under investigation by the Homewood Police Department and the Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team.

Those who may have witnessed the collision are asked to call Homewood Police at (708) 206-3420.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Fatal Motorcycle Collision On Chicago’s South Side July 8, 2018

There was a fatal motorcycle collision on Chicago’s South Side on Sunday (July 8, 2018) afternoon.  The crash happened in the Longwood Manor neighborhood and involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the July 9, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dies in South Side crash“:

Edward Davis, 40, was riding a motorcycle about 3:25 p.m. in a left turn lane facing south on Halsted Street at 95th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He then decided to continue south on Halsted, and pulled out into the intersection, but hit a vehicle that was turning left in the northbound lanes of Halsted, police said.

Davis, of Chicago, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died there.

There were no other injuries due to the collision.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle collision on Chicago’s South Side can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 9 abc7chicago.com article titled “Motorcyclist killed in South Side crash identified.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Motorcycle Collision With A Deer In Clark County Injures Rider

One of the hazards that motorcyclist riders are susceptible to are a motorcycle collision with a deer.  Deer pose a danger to a motorcyclist as motorcycles lack structural impact protection if there is a collision between the motorcycle and deer.  Even if there is not a collision, there have been various Illinois motorcycle accidents which have occurred when a motorcyclist swerves to avoid hitting a deer.  The motorcyclist can crash the motorcycle if the swerving causes sufficient instability.

On this site, there have been various Illinois motorcycle accidents summarized that have involved either a motorcycle collision with a deer as well as crashes that occur when a motorcyclist crashes after trying to avoid hitting a deer.

The topic of motorcycle collisions with deer is further discussed on the “Road Hazards – Deer” page.

There was another motorcycle accident in which a motorcycle struck a deer.  The accident happened in Clark County on Friday (July 6, 2018).  The motorcyclist was injured during the crash and was flown to the hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle collision with a deer can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 7, 2018 mywabashvalley.com article titled “Motorcycle Rider Airlifted in Clark County.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Brain Injuries Resulting From Illinois Motorcycle Accidents

Brain injuries can be among the most serious injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident.   There are a broad range of brain injuries, and the effect that they have on one’s health and ability to properly function varies significantly.  Some serious brain injuries lead to death, either immediately or after a delay.  Other serious brain injuries can lead to significant short-term and long-term impairments.

As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, head trauma caused by a motorcycle accident is somewhat common.  On this site, various aspects of brain injuries are discussed on the “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) And Concussions” page.  One of the best ways to possibly avoid serious brain injuries is to wear a motorcycle helmet.  The benefits of wearing a motorcycle helmet is discussed on the “Illinois Motorcyclist Safety And Helmet Use” page.

There was a vehicle accident Wednesday (July 4, 2018) afternoon on Interstate 255 near Dupo.  Among the vehicles involved, according to the Illinois State Police, were two semi trucks, a SUV and a motorcycle.  Other details on the accident, including its cause and party at fault, do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

Among those injured was a woman who was a passenger on the motorcycle.  Her injuries included massive head trauma.

This accident remains under investigation.  As part of the investigation, an accident reconstruction was conducted, which forced multiple lanes to be closed for hours.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident involving brain injuries can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 5, 2018 bnd.com article titled “Motorcyclist’s passenger seriously injured in Dupo, IL crash” as well as the July 4 fox2now.com article titled “Serious accident shuts down I-255 NB near Dupo IL.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) 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.)

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.