Tuscola, IL (May 22, 2020) – On Friday morning, May 22nd, Illinois State Police officials responded to the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and a passenger car in Tuscola. The crash reportedly took place at the intersection of US-36 (County Road 950 North) and County Road 610 East at around 11:30 a.m. A motorcyclist and his passenger both suffered injuries in the accident.
For unknown reasons, a 2019 Harley Davidson rear-ended a GMC Envoy that was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. The operator of the bike was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition. The bike passenger was airlifted to a medical facility with serious injuries.
The operator of the bike was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Collisions in Illinois
Motorcycle fatalities in Illinois have increased by 19% since 2012. There were 3,312 reported motorcycle collisions statewide that resulted in injuries that same year. While only accounting for roughly 3% of crashes, motorcycles were involved in nearly 15% of fatal collisions.
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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