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Tag: Motorcycle Accidents

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 …

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. According to investigators’ reports, the man on …

Motorcycle crash northwest of Chicago leaves rider dead

Late last month, the rider of a motorcycle lost his life in a fiery crash northwest of downtown Chicago. The accident occurred on a road in Schaumburg, to the west of O’Hare International Airport. Police reports indicate that, shortly before …

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 …

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 …

Helmets increase survival rate in motorcycle accidents, says CDC

According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14,283 people died in motorcycle crashes from 2008 to 2010. In parsing those traffic fatalities, the CDC examined the effect of state laws requiring the use of …

Many recent fatal car and motorcycle crashes on Chicago roads

The past few weeks have unfortunately been deadly on Chicago area roads. What’s more, it appears that many of the accident victims would still be alive today if other drivers had only exercised proper care while they were behind the …

Motorcycle accident injures married couple in Illinois

Last week a husband and wife sustained significant injuries when a man driving a rental truck struck the motorcycle they were riding through a central Illinois city. Both were rushed to the hospital, where the woman received treatment for what …

Month-long program aims to reduce motorcycle accidents

The calendar has turned to May, which means more motorcyclists will be taking to Chicago’s streets to enjoy the warmer riding weather. That’s why May has been designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which attempts to raise consciousness about the presence …