Quincy, IL (June 9, 2020) – Two La Prarie residents were injured following a motorcycle collision in Quincy on Saturday, June 6th. The accident reportedly occurred at the intersection of IL-110 (I-172) and Columbus Road at around 10:15 p.m. According to local sources, Dustin DeJaynes, 35, was riding a 2015 Polaris motorcycle at the time of the accident.
DeJaynes struck a deer on the highway, causing both him and his passenger, Emily Trantham, 37, to be ejected. Neither party was wearing a helmet. Both injured victims were transpired by EMS to Blessing Hospital.
Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with Dustin DeJaynes, Emily Trantham, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
There were 311,679 reported traffic accidents in Illinois in 2017. Only 1.1% of those accidents involved motorcycle collisions. However, motorcycle crashes accounted for nearly 15.4% of traffic fatalities that year.
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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