Johnson Co, IL (April 9, 2020) – One man was left with critical injuries following a collision in Johnson County, Illinois on Wednesday, April 8th. The collision occurred on IL-37 near Boles Lane at around 4 p.m. Marc Roach, 36, of Marion, Illinois was operating a 2019 Harley Davidson when a collision occurred with a 2014 Case IH Agricultural Sprayer.
Initial reports revealed that the agricultural Sprayer, driven by Robert Franklin, 65, of Goreville, Illinois, began to make a left turn onto Bole Lane from IL-37 NB when the vehicles collided. Roach was airlifted to a medical facility with life-threatening injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Marc Roach and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Collisions in Illinois
The statistics show that collisions involving cars and motorcycles are extremely common. Motorcyclists face a unique set of risks each time they hit the road. For those reasons, riders are over-represented in roadway fatalities.
1.1 of reported collisions in Illinois in 2017 involved a motorcycle. However, motorcycles were involved in nearly 15.4 percent of fatal crashes that same year. Injured riders should consult with a qualified Illinois motorcycle crash attorney to pursue lost compensation for their injuries.
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