Centralia, IL (April 22, 2020) – Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle accident in Centralia Township, Illinois on Tuesday night, April 21st. According to Illinois State Police, Melvyn Creps, 18, of Salem, Illinois was traveling on IL-161 EB when he lost control of his motorcycle at around 5:25 p.m. The bike then left the roadway, ejecting him and his female passenger, Sara Mansker, 20, of Centralia.
Both parties were transported by helicopter to St. Louis Hospital for treatment. Neither Creps nor Mansker were reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Creps was cited for driver’s license classification violation, operating an uninsured vehicle, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Melvyn Creps, Sara Mansker, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a car accident. Over 5,000 riders are killed in crashes each year. Motorcycle accidents are overrepresented in national roadway fatalities.
Statistics show that motor vehicle drivers are more likely to cause serious motorcycle accidents. These cases involve extensive investigation in order to determine who is at fault. Injured parties should reach out to a qualified Illinois motorcycle crash attorney to discuss their legal options.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we view ourselves as both aggressive advocates and compassionate advisers. We dedicate our talents and resources to ensure maximum results in representing those seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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