A Rockford motorcycle collision with a SUV resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. This Rockford motorcycle collision occurred on Friday (July 19, 2019) afternoon.
Details on the accident are somewhat limited at this time.
This Rockford motorcycle collision happened on E. State Street, between Fairview Avenue and Lynmar Court.
An excerpt regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident, from the July 19, 2019 WREX.com article titled “Rockford Police respond to deadly motorcycle crash“:
According to police, the motorcycle was headed east on State Street when it collided with an SUV turning left to go westbound on E. State.
The motorcyclist, identified at this time only as a 34-year-old man, died after being taken to the hospital.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Rockford motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media articles, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 19 mystateline.com article (with video and accident scene photos) titled “34-year-old killed in fatal motorcycle accident on E. State.”
Collisions that happens when a vehicle turns left immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle continue to frequently occur. As seen in the motorcycle accidents of this type that have been summarized on this site, these accidents often result in serious accident injuries to the motorcyclist and (if applicable) motorcycle passenger. Often, these serious injuries result in a fatality that occurs either at the accident scene or after the rider has been taken to the hospital. These accidents often result in the injured rider filing a personal injury lawsuit, or in the case of fatalities, wrongful death lawsuits.
These types of collisions usually occur because the motorist “fails to see” the motorcycle. One way for motorcyclists to enhance their visibility and presence is to wear high-visibility clothing and other high-visibility gear. Such gear, and motorcyclists’ attitudes towards wearing it, was discussed in the last post titled “Motorcyclist Visibility And The Use Of High-Visibility Motorcycle Gear.”
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.)
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