Logan Lackey Injured In Edwardsville Motorcycle Accident

18-Year-Old Logan Lackey Seriously Injured In Edwardsville Motorcycle Accident With Pickup Truck By Interstate 55 and Illinois Route 143 —>GoFundMe Set Up To Help With Medical Expenses

Logan Lackey Injured In Edwardsville Motorcycle Accident

EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS (June 24, 2024) – An 18-year-old man identified as Logan Lackey was seriously injured in an Edwardsville motorcycle accident by Illinois 55.

Madison County officials are saying that the accident took place on Sunday. Logan Lackey was traveling to his father’s grave at the Valley View Cemetery on Father’s Day.

A pickup truck was in his lane of traffic, and Logan Lackey had to take evasive action. Unfortunately, he lost control of his motorcycle, became airborne and collided with a stop sign.

The force of the impact with the sign caused his leg to be completely severed above the knee. Bystanders who witnessed the collision applied a tourniquet.

Logan Lackey was then airlifted to Saint Louis University Hospital, where he had to undergo several injuries. This includes treatment for two broken wrists and a collapsed lung.

You can help support him through GoFundMe.

Liability For Edwardsville Motorcycle Accident

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in motorcycle collisions every year. According to the National Safety Council, “Although motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles and 0.7% of all vehicle miles traveled in the United States, motorcyclists accounted for 14.6% of all traffic fatalities and 3.5% of all injuries in 2022.” Drivers should take a number of measures in order to avoid causing motorcycle accidents.

  • Drivers should maintain a safe distance from all motorcyclists and vehicles ahead of them.
  • Drivers should use their turn signals to alert others of their presence.
  • Drivers should check their blind spots before making lane changes or turns.

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing motorcycle collisions. Many of these collisions involve drivers who make dangerous lane changes. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-709, “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.” If a driver pulls in front of a motorcycle prior to an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim even if neither vehicle touches.

Depending on the facts of any case, there could be numerous sources of liability for a collision. For example, many collisions involve vehicles that are being used for commercial purposes. This is particularly common when the vehicle is a van or a pickup truck. If the driver of the vehicle was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, employers are liable for the wrongful acts of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Several steps should be taken after any motorcycle accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.

It is also possible that a city or municipal entity could bear some liability for a motorcycle accident. Cities have a legal obligation to maintain roadways in a reasonably safe condition. When a city has actual or constructive notice that there is a defect with a roadway, they must take action. It is important that accident victims understand that they do have rights. Any person who is injured in a motorcycle collision is able to seek some level of accountability through a civil claim.

Investigating Edwardsville Motorcycle Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Logan Lackey as he continues to recover. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar accidents at this location.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Edwardsville motorcycle accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of roadway safety advocates is here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.