Douglass Co, IL (September 14, 2020) – A 47-year-old man from Charleston, Illinois suffered injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Douglass County on Saturday, September 12.
The accident reportedly occurred on IL-130 near the Camargo, Illinois area at around 10:21 a.m. that morning. The injured party was reportedly traveling northbound on the highway on a 2019 Suzuki motorcycle at the time of the accident. The Charleston man was struck by a 2003 Dodge Ram driven by a 44-year-old Camargo man who was making a left turn onto E. County Road 850 North.
The rider and the truck collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the bike. The rider was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of serious injuries. At this time, no updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to the dangers of the road and are more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that around 80% of motorcycle crashes result in death or injury, and riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash compared to those traveling in passenger cars. In 2017, motorcycle crashes only accounted for 1.1% of collisions reported in Illinois, but that year, motorcycle fatalities were involved in roughly 15.4% of fatal accidents across the state.
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., 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 Illinois motorcycle accidents, and we have years of experience obtaining reasonable settlements for our clients. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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