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Pike Co, IL – Two Motorcyclists Injured in Crash on I-172

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2020 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Pike Co, IL (August 23, 2020) – Two motorcyclists sustained injuries following an accident in Pike County on Friday night, August 21. Local sources revealed that the accident occurred on Interstate 172 east of the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at around 7 p.m. 

It was reported that both riders were ejected from their motorcycles in the collision. Local authorities revealed that both motorcycles were traveling on Interstate 172 when the one ahead slowed down for unknown reasons. The preceding motorcycle rear-ended the bike traveling ahead of it. 

One of the injured motorcyclists was transported by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The other rider refused treatment at the scene. No updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois 

Pike Co, IL - Two Motorcyclists Injured in Crash on I-172

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in the event fo a crash. Each year, motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national roadway fatalities. There were 5,172 motorcyclists killed in collisions across the country in 2017, according to the NHTSA. Nearly 75% of motorcycle accidents involve a collision with another vehicle, and the majority of accidents are due to the other vehicle violating the right of way of the rider. 

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 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., our Illinois motorcycle crash attorneys are 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 877-930-2551 to see what we can do for you. 

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