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Accident near Burr Ridge on I-55 kills motorcyclist

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.

An overview of motorcycle crashes

Illinois motorcyclists are part of a growing trend as interest in this form of transportation becomes more popular across the country. More than 8 million motorcycles were in active use in the nation during 2012. However, safety is an important concern connected with motorcycle use. A motorcyclist is much more vulnerable in an accident than an occupant of a closed automobile. Visibility is one of many major concerns related to the safety of motorcyclists.

Learning more about traffic fatalities

Illinois residents may benefit from learning more about motorcycle statistics, as described by the U.S. Department of Transportation. During 2012, there were 141 motorcycle riders killed in Illinois. Approximately 35 percent of the motorcycle riders killed registered a blood alcohol content that exceeded .08 percent while 44 percent exceeded .01 percent. More than 4,600 motorcycle deaths occurred nationwide during 2012, and 29 percent involved a motorcyclist with a blood alcohol content exceeding .08 percent.

Frequency of motorcycle accidents increase in Illinois

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.

Illinois woman charged after fatal motorcycle accident

A Trivoli woman is facing charges following a fatal accident. The motorcycle accident occurred just before 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning in May. The woman was travelling southbound in a Chevrolet SUV on Kingston Mines Road. She came to a stop at the intersection of U.S. Route 24. The motorcyclist was riding behind a westbound car on Route 24.

Crash simulation sheds light on Illinois school bus safety

We recently discussed a proposed new regulation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would require seat belts on all new commercial buses. Bus crashes have grabbed headlines in recent years, Between1999 and 2008, 186 people died in bus accidents.

Road rage leads to fatal Illinois motorcycle accident

An Illinois motorcyclist is dead as a result of a road rage incident involving two other drivers. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred Wednesday, June 15 in Naperville. A 31 year-old man and a 16 year-old girl travelling in rush hour traffic going westbound in Ogden Avenue began arguing over who cut off whom. The two cars began to cut in front of each other repeatedly until they reached a spot between Fifth Avenue and Valley Drive, at which point the drivers stopped their vehicles and continues the argument.

Motorcycle accident takes life of Illinois Freedom Ride founder

Police are continuing to investigate a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of Anthony R. Cutrano, one of the co-founders of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run and the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles on May 27, 2012. Authorities reported that Cutrano was driving eastbound on U.S. 6 north of Bluff Road outside Seneca in Grundy County, an area sometimes called Halterman Hill, at about 3:00 p.m.

Illinois motorcyclists promote safety awareness month

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, almost 500 Illinois motorcyclists participated in a ride to draw attention to the fact that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is the twenty-eighth year that motorcyclists have held the event. The goal of the ride is to alert drivers of other vehicles that May is the beginning of motorcycle season, and drivers should be aware that there will be more motorcycles on the roads. Motorcyclists who participated in the event hope that the event will reduce motorcycle accidents by reminding drivers of other vehicles to watch out for motorcycles.

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