Richland Co, IL (May 26, 2020) – Two people suffered life-threatening injuries following a motorcycle accident in Richland County on Monday morning, May 25th. The crash reportedly occurred on US-50 near County Road 300 East. The crash reportedly involved a motorcycle and a semi-truck.
Caleb Cochran, 31, was operating the motorcycle when he attempted to pass the 18-wheeler. The motorcycle collided with the semi, and both Cochran and his passenger, Jaime Wilkin, 41, were critically injured in the accident. Both parties were airlifted to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Cochran is facing multiple charges, including improper passing, operating a vehicle without insurance. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
According to local police, the driver of the semi-truck was making a left turn onto County Road 300 from US-50.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
There were 3,312 people injured in Illinois motorcycle accidents in 2011. Motorcycle fatalities in the state are up 19% from 2012. Around 15% of traffic fatalities involved motorcycle crashes that year.
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 312-386-7683.
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