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Newark, IL – Francis Walter Injured in Motorcycle Accident on IL-71

by | Sep 1, 2020 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Newark, IL (September 1, 2020) – According to reports from the Kendall County Sherrif’s Office, a motorcyclist was injured after being involved in a crash with another vehicle on Sunday, August 30. The collision occurred at around 11:49 a.m. near the intersection of IL-71 and County Line Road. 

Local sources revealed that 73-year-old Francis Walter from Glen Ellyn, Illinois was traveling on a motorcycle southbound on IL-71 at the time of the accident. Walter reportedly rear-ended another vehicle traveling on the highway that was making a left turn onto County Line Road. 

Walter sustained injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. No further updates on the conditions of the injured party have been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with Francis Walter and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Illinois Motorcycle Collisions

Newark, IL - Francis Walter Injured in Motorcycle Accident on IL-71

Motorcyclists face a unique set of dangers when traveling on the roads of Illinois. Despite only making up a small fraction of vehicles across the state, motorcyclists are involved in an alarmingly high number of fatal collisions. In 2017, there were 311,679 vehicle collisions reported in Illinois. Of these accidents, only 1.1% involved motorcycles. However, motorcycle accidents were involved in nearly 15.4% of fatal crashes and 3.5% of collisions resulting in injuries that year. 

Motorcycles are much smaller than other motor vehicles and lack adequate protection for their riders, leaving them at serious risk of injury, and many drivers are constantly distracted by passengers, other drivers, and technology, making them more likely to ignore a motorcyclist and cause a devastating accident. Motorcyclists are at greater risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident, and the resulting damages can change a victim’s life forever. It is important to have someone on your side aggressively representing your rights after being injured in an Illinois motorcycle accident

The team of Illinois motorcycle crash attorneys at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., passionately represents injury victims and their families after an accident, and we have years of experience pursuing claims for motorcycle crash victims. Our Chicago personal injury firm can thoroughly investigate your case to obtain compensation from the party responsible for the accident and make sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. If you or a loved one has been recently injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our offices at  877-930-2551

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