Scottsdale Fatal Motorcycle Collision On South Cicero Avenue

A Scottsdale fatal motorcycle collision occurred Sunday (April 18, 2020) afternoon. This Chicago fatal motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.

An excerpt concerning this Scottsdale fatal motorcycle collision, as seen in the April 20, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Scottsdale crash“:

The 45-year-old was riding a motorcycle about 3:30 p.m. in the 8500 block of South Cicero Avenue when a man driving a Ford made a left turn and struck the motorcycle, Chicago police said.

The man on the motorcycle was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The motorcyclist was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Daniel Butler. An autopsy concluded that he died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Another excerpt from the article mentioned above:

Police said the 56-year-old man driving the Ford was cited for failure to yield right of way to left.

This Scottsdale fatal motorcycle collision is under investigation by the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Collisions that occur as a vehicle makes a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle continue to occur. This continues to be a leading motorcycle accident cause that results due to a failure to yield. Often, these collisions occur because the motorist “fails to see” the motorcycle.

Due to the nature of these left-hand turn collisions, they are usually highly physically traumatic to the motorcyclist, and if applicable, motorcycle passenger. This high degree of physical trauma usually results in various serious accident injuries, including internal injuries. Many of these accidents which result in serious injuries lead to a fatality, either immediately (at the accident scene) or at some later time.


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