Bloomington, IL (August 16, 2020) – A 45-year-old man was killed and another person was injured following a fatal motorcycle accident in Bloomington on Saturday morning, August 15. The collision took place near the intersection of S. Center Street and Armory Drive at around 12:04 a.m.
Initial reports revealed that officials from the Bloomington Fire Department and the Bloomington Police Department were called to the scene of the crash to render aid. According to local sources, the two victims were traveling southbound on S. Center Street by motorcycle at the time of the crash. The operator of the bike lost control near the intersection for unknown reasons.
The operator sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The unidentified passenger was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, the identity of the deceased party has not been released by local authorities.
No further updates on the collision are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and the BPD.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery
Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
Riding a motorcycle comes with its fair share of unique risks. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash compared to those traveling in passenger cars. Of the nearly 311, 679 reported crashes in Illinois in 2017, only 1.1% involved motorcycle accidents. However, that year, motorcycle crashes were involved in nearly 15.4% of fatal car accidents and 3.5% of crashes resulting in injuries.
Even though motorcyclists are also misrepresented as careless and reckless, 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 for the crash, meaning that an experienced legal team is often necessary to construct a strong Illinois personal injury case. Injured parties should reach out to a qualified Illinois motorcycle crash attorney to discuss their legal options before pursuing an Illinois personal injury claim for lost damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we view ourselves as both aggressive advocates and compassionate advisers who are dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation to our clients. We dedicate our talents and resources to ensure maximum results in representing those seriously injured in an Illinois motorcycle accident, and we have years of experience obtaining reasonable settlements for our clients. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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