State and local authorities in Illinois have noted a spike in motorcycle crashes involving fatalities. Officials are warning motorists to be more careful on the road during the summer months, citing a number of factors that have led to the increase in motorcycle accident deaths.
Summer has finally arrived, and many people throughout Illinois are taking advantage of the warm weather to ride their motorcycles. Bikers know that there are dangers on the road, and most riders operate their vehicles with a great deal of caution. After all, no one wants to be involved in a motorcycle accident. However, even the most careful rider can fall victim to the careless or reckless behavior of others.
Though we don't usually expect it to be, a day at the office can be dangerous. But that is especially the case if your "office" is a busy highway. Sadly, that was the case recently in O'Fallon, where four workers were seriously injured when a car hit them as they were painting road stripes on the highway.
An Illinois man tragically lost his life in the early-morning hours of April 30. Reports say the 54-year-old was driving to work when he was killed by an intoxicated wrong-way driver. The fatal accident forced the closure of a busy Illinois highway as police investigated the scene and responders cleared debris from the road.
Belleville residents know that when people drive while under the influence of alcohol, the consequences are often devastating. Motorcyclists, in particular, may be at a greater risk of serious injury when people operate larger vehicles while drunk. That was certainly the case for six Illinois motorcyclists when a man now charged with drunk driving hit them with his pickup truck. Several of the motorcyclists were seriously injured, and sadly the crash took a Pinckney woman's life.
Riding in a car as a passenger is often just as much of a risk as driving yourself. The family of a young man is grieving after he died in a car accident just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The 22-year-old man was a passenger in the car when it crashed.