Pike Co, IL (June 1, 2020) – A couple from Jacksonville, Illinois was injured in a motorcycle accident in Pike County on Saturday, May 30th. The pair were reportedly riding on a motorcycle on I-72 when a deer ran in front of their 2018 Honda trike motorcycle. Both riders were ejected in the crash.
The riders were later identified as Bobby Lewis, 76, and Janet Lewis, 67. Bobby Lewis was taken to a hospital for treatment. Janet Lewis was airlifted from the scene to a nearby medical facility. Both parties were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Bobby Lewis, Janet Lewis, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Collisions in Illinois
Motorcycle crashes make up a significant portion of roadway fatalities each year. In 2017, motorcycle crashes made up only 1.1% of traffic accidents in Illinois. However, these crashes accounted for 15.4% of reported roadway fatalities.
Riding a motorcycle is a popular pastime for many Illinois residents. For obvious reasons, motorcycle riders and their passengers are more vulnerable in the event of a crash compared to occupants of cars and trucks. If a driver “didn’t see you” or injured a loved one, our Illinois motorcycle crash lawyers can help pursue compensation to cover your injuries.
When you or a loved one has been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to protect your rights and care for yourself and your family. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands that the medical bills and associated costs can be overwhelming, and that’s why we’re here. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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