Alton, IL (April 15, 2020) – A motorcyclist in Alton, Illinois was severely injured following an accident on Tuesday night, April 14th. Initial reports revealed that the accident involved a motorcycle and an SUV. The crash took place at the intersection of Buckmaster Lane and Homer Adams Parkway at around 6:50 p.m.
Few details on the crash are available at this time. When emergency units responded to the scene, the motorcycle was reportedly on fire. The cause of the accident isn’t known at this time.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
When a motorcycle is involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle, the rider is at risk of being seriously injured. Motorcycles don’t provide the same level of safety, and there is little protecting the rider from the full impact of the accident. Statistics show that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash.
Thousands of riders are killed in motorcycle crashes each year. When a reckless driver is responsible for the crash, he or she can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. A skilled Illinois motorcycle crash attorney can help injured parties pursue lost compensation for their injuries.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.