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Police: Driver fled after fatal motorcycle accident in Maywood

A woman has been charged in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in Maywood. The collision took the life of a young man from Bellwood, and police say the woman fled the scene. She later turned herself in, reportedly after hearing that police were looking for her.

Illinois sees increase in motorcycle accidents

According to a report published recently by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in the state is on the rise. DOT data indicates that there were a total of 148 fatal motorcycle accidents in Illinois in 2012, compared to just 131 in 2010. This is a 13 percent increase over two years.

SUV driver not drunk at time of fatal Illinois motorcycle crash

Cooler fall weather has arrived in the Chicago area, and many motorcyclists are preparing to put away their bikes until next spring. But the bracing autumn air invites some to ride their motorcycles one last time before the onset of winter. Drivers must remain vigilant and look out for these riders.

Chicago motorcycle accident causes fatal injuries to biker

Two weeks ago, the Avondale neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest Side was the scene of a fatal crash. The motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Kedzie Avenue, close by the Kennedy Expressway.

Motorcycle accident in Chicago leaves 2 riders injured

The Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago is most famously known for its namesake building, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs that call it home. The area is also home to a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars and residences. The tightly-packed streets carry a high volume of what can be, at times, chaotic traffic.

Driving course helps people avoid motorcycle accidents

Deaths in motorcycle accidents are on the rise in Illinois. In 2010, the Illinois Department of Transportation recorded 131 fatalities involving motorcyclists or their passengers. That figure represents a rise of 27 percent since 1999. Part of that may be attributable to an increase in the overall number of motorcycles on the roads in our state. From 1999 to 2010, registered motorcycles rose by 73 percent to a total of nearly 344,000 in 2010.

Man killed in motorcycle accident in Chicago

Summertime is in full swing in Chicago. One long-held summertime American tradition is going for a ride in a car or on a motorcycle to enjoy the beautiful weather. But such pleasant moments can turn tragic in an instant. Oftentimes, other drivers fail to account for motorcycle riders on the road because of their reduced profile and agility.

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