Motorcycles are one of the most enjoyable and efficient ways to enjoy the open road, with hundreds of thousands of Americans using one as a primary transport or second vehicle. They require special attention by their drivers as well as those in cars and trucks nearby, as many collisions can be gravely dangerous - even deadly.
A motorcyclist was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in DuPage County after he was thrown from his bike. He was airlifted to a hospital in an attempt to save his life. Although three law enforcement agencies responded to the accident, no citations have been issued.
Illinois State Police reported that the 47-year-old resident of Oswego in neighboring Kendall County was driving his motorcycle near an intersection in Yorkville when the collision occurred.
Two other vehicles were involved in the collision, experiencing minor damage before coming to rest. The driver of one of the other cars was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The motorcyclist, however, was pronounced dead a few hours later, after being transported to a Level I trauma center in Downers Grove.
Motorcycles are vulnerable to motor vehicle collisions, and motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury and death in accidents than drivers of cars and trucks. Speeding and inattentive drivers can cause severe danger if they do not see or pay proper attention to motorcycles. Intersections are also areas of specific dangers, with turning cars at various speeds.
Accident victims who have experienced an injurious or damaging motorcycle crash may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and recovery costs. These rights are important when the general safety of the road has failed for a critical moment.
Source: WSPY, "Oswego Man Driving Motorcycle Killed Following 3-Vehicle Crash in Yorkville," Tyler Bachman, July 25, 2017