The Effingham Daily News reported on the tragic death of a local man following a motorcycle accident. The crash occurred in the southern Illinois county of Effingham, at the US 45 and Dutch Lane intersection.
The Illinois State Police provided more information on the deadly Illinois motorcycle crash. They indicate that a man was driving a pick-up truck westbound on Dutch Lane. He stopped at the intersection with Route 45 and then proceeded across the highway. Unfortunately he did not see the motorcycle being driven by a 31 year old Flora man that was traveling on Route 45 at the same time. A female passenger was also on the motorcycle.
Both victims were ejected from the bike upon the impact with the pick-up, as is prone to happen in these sorts of accidents. They were taken to a nearby hospital where the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead. The passenger suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition at the facility.
Local police cited the pick-up truck driver for failure to yield at the intersection. The motorcycle had the right of way at the time of the crash.
The accident caused traffic to build up along Route 45. While emergency crews were working on the motorcycle accident, another crash occurred in the line of built up traffic. A vehicle failed to slow down in time when approaching the accident site and rear-ended the car in front of it. The driver of the rear-ended car suffered injuries in the secondary crash and was transported to a hospital. The negligent driver was cited for failure to reduce speed.
Our Chicago car accident lawyers send condolences to the victims of these accidents. As we have often reported, far too frequently one accident leads to slowed traffic which caused a second crash. These tragedies should be more than enough reminders for all travelers to take extra precautions when on the road.
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