Illinois State Police have stated that on the evening of Friday, April 17, a male motorcyclist was killed in a car accident near the west side of suburban Burr Ridge, Illinois, on Interstate 55. The accident involved two vehicles and one motorcycle. The motorcyclist was killed while one driver was taken to the hospital with injuries.
Statistics available from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that the number of motorcycle accidents in the state of Illinois has increased slightly. Motorcycle accidents can cause excruciating injuries and even result in death. One man involved in a motorcycle accident suffered numerous fractures and a partially collapsed lung. In this incident, a man turned his vehicle in front of the motorcycle.
On Feb. 13 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle when she was cut off by another driver on Interstate 55. The car subsequently careened into a ditch, rolling at least once before coming to rest. As a result of the car accident, the Shorewood resident was trapped within her vehicle and had to be extricated from her car.The car that caused the accident was a tan vehicle. No other information was released. The victim was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment of her serious injuries.