Mt Olive, IL (April 24, 2020) – A 21-year-old man was killed following a motorcycle accident in rural Mt. Olive, Illinois on Thursday night, April 23rd. The accident occurred on Litchfield Trail at around 6:30 p.m. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the crash.
Initial reports revealed that a red 2014 Chevrolet Impala was speeding down Litchfield Trail when it struck a Honda CR250 dirt bike traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the Chevy was taken by ARCH helicopter to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. The 21-year-old rider was transported by ARCH helicopter to St. John’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The crash investigation is being managed by the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Deadly Motorcycle Accidents
Each year, motorcyclists are over-represented in national roadway fatalities. Thousands of riders lose their lives annually in motor vehicle accidents nationwide. Riders are nearly 30 times more likely to be killed in the event of a motor vehicle collision.
Motorcycles are much smaller than other motor vehicles and lack adequate protection for their riders, leaving them at serious risk of injury. So many drivers are constantly distracted by passengers, other drivers, and technology, making them more likely to ignore a motorcyclist and cause a devastating accident. It’s important to have someone on your side aggressively representing your rights after an accident.
The team of Illinois motorcycle crash attorneys at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., passionately represent injury victims and their families after an accident. Our Chicago personal injury firm can thoroughly investigate your case to obtain compensation from the party responsible for the accident. If you or a loved one has been recently injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our offices at (312) 425-0401.
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