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Illinois business owner killed in motorcycle crash

Motorcycles are one of the most loved and efficient ways to travel American roads. Great risk comes with the extra flexibility and thrill of the drive, however, and it takes everyone on the road to keep motorcyclists safe. The long open roads of Illinois pose significant dangers for motorcycle accidents, and the consequences can be tragic and irreversible.

A car collided with a motorcycle near a busy intersection on Illinois Route 157 early on a Friday morning, Aug. 4, killing the rider and closing the road to traffic as investigators labored to piece together the scene and discover the cause. The staff and customers of the late rider's auto body shop took to social media to express their grief and condolence at the shocking news.

Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven said that details of the crash were still uncertain, other than the driver of the car was a teenager and no other significant injuries occurred. The collision occurred at some speed, he continued, and the intricate measurements of the position of the wreckage was continuing to show if charges are required in the fatal collision.

Several dangers posed by careless drivers to motorcycles can be mitigated by extra attention. Drivers must be careful to observe motorcycles before changing lanes or turning left, particularly on multiple-lane highways. The narrow profile and fast maneuverability of motorcycles make them more difficult to see.

Victims of motorcycle crashes may be eligible to claim reimbursement for medical expenses as well as compensation for pain and suffering as awarded by a court. Consider legal representation if you or a loved one has experienced a loss in a motorcycle collision or other accident.

Source: Riverbender.com, "Well-known Edwardsville area business owner after motorcycle-car crash," Dan Brannan, Aug. 06, 2017

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