Police in Rock Island are still investigating an accident involving two motorcycles and a minivan. Two bikers were hurt in the Illinois 92 motorcycle crash, but the rider who caused it fled the scene.
Summer months are popular times to ride for more than 372,000 motorcyclists in Illinois. The number of motorcyclists on state roads has surged since 1999, according to officials from the state Department of Transportation. More riders, including many novices, increase the risk of fatal motorcycle accidents.
Motorcyclists are well aware of the dangers they face on the roads. When an accident does occur, riders and their passengers are more apt to sustain serious injuries and even fatalities than accidents involving automobiles.
A chain reaction motor vehicle accident, caused by distracted driving ended with the death of a pair of motorcyclists in Kane County. Although police say she was not impaired while driving, the Aurora driver blamed for the fatal motorcycle crash recently pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI.
Naperville police are requesting that any witnesses to an Oct. 15 nighttime motorcycle accident come forward to aid in their ongoing investigation into the so-far unclear crash.
A motorcyclist was transported to a hospital for medical treatment after being involved in a traffic accident in Naperville, Illinois. The motorcycle crash occurred near the site of another recent crash, which left an elderly woman with severe injuries.