A southern Illinois man died yesterday following a motorcycle accident in Greene County, southwest of Springfield. As reported by KSDK News, the man was driving his motorcycle in the Illinois Route 108 around 3p.m. when the accident occurred.
The victim was driving behind a tractor on the two-lane roadway. He attempted to pass the slower moving farm vehicle and entered into the left hand lane before speeding forward. However, just as he was attempting to drive past, the tractor made a left hand turn into a farming area near the road. The motorcyclist was unable to stop in time, ultimately slamming into the front side of the tractor. The impact sent the driver flying off the motorcycle. Unfortunately, he was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving emergency personnel. The driver of the tractor was uninjured.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti send sincere condolences to the victims of this accident. Our years of legal work have repeatedly shown the consequences of these car crashes-the suffering it causes is staggering. For that reason, we encourage all drivers to take every possible precaution when traveling. Simple steps like wearing safety helmets and belts and driving at safe speeds for the conditions can truly be the difference between life and death. Risk on the road can never be fully eliminated, but simple steps decrease it tremendously. With the cost of injury so high, those steps are worth taking.