Chicago, IL (June 14, 2020) – A motorcyclist was injured after trying to avoid a pileup collision in Chicago on Friday, June 12th. The collision occurred on I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway), according to initial reports. Steven Melton, 26, of Hebron, Illinois was riding a red Honda motorcycle was in a collision with a Chevrolet Impala.
The Impala was reportedly stalled on the highway due to another collision. Melton was rounding a curve and unable to see the vehicle in time to avoid it. His motorcycle flipped over and Melton collided with the stalled vehicle.
No further details are known at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Steven Melton and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Chicago Motorcycle Accidents
There were 956 motorcycle collisions reported in Illinois in 2012. That year, motorcycle fatalities increased by 19%. There were 148 fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes reported 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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