Bloomington, IL (April 7, 2020) – On Sunday night, April 5th, a motorcycle rider was critically injured following an accident in Bloomington, Illinois. The crash occurred near the intersection of Veterans Parkway (Historic US-66) and Main Street at around 6:15 p.m. The injured motorcyclist was transported to St. Joseph’s Emergency Room with critical injuries.
Initial reports revealed that the motorcycle was traveling down the road when it was involved in a collision with another vehicle. No updates on the conditions of the injured rider have been provided. This story is still developing.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
By design, motorcycles leave their riders vulnerable to being seriously injured in a crash. Motorcyclists are over-represented in fatal roadway statistics, accounting for 15.4 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois in 2017. This was true despite motorcycle accidents only being involved in 1.1 percent of reported collisions.
Riders are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Riders can potentially recover lost compensation if they believe a reckless driver is responsible for their injuries. A skilled Illinois motorcycle crash attorney can help you pursue a personal injury claim to recover lost damages.
You should always protect your legal rights after an accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after being unfairly injured by another driver. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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