Motorcyclist Injured In Evergreen Park Car Accident
Automobile Accidents - December 9, 2023
Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Evergreen Park Collision By South Kedzie
EVERGREEN PARK, ILLINOIS (December 9, 2023) – A motorcyclist was critically injured in an Evergreen Park car accident on the 10000 block of South Kedzie.
Evergreen Park police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. A motorcyclist was heading down the road when they were hit by a vehicle turning westbound.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The motorcyclist was rushed to Christ Hospital with major injuries.
A full investigation into the Evergreen Park collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Illinois Motorcycle Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, “Although motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles and 0.6% of all vehicle miles traveled in the United States, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 17% of all occupant fatalities, and 3% of all occupant injuries in 2021.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to any car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous turns
- Roadway defects
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists. Many motorcycle accidents involve drivers that make dangerous turns. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625, no driver shall turn left through an intersection unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. They must yield the right-of-way to all traffic traveling from the opposite direction that is close enough to pose a hazard. Victims of motorcycle accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Many accident victims will need to take extensive periods of time off of work. They may also be left with medical bills. The full extent of a person’s injuries may not be apparent for several weeks or months after any collision. It is important for accident victims to remember that they do have rights. Any motorcyclist that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating Evergreen Park Motorcycle Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the motorcyclist injured in this Evergreen Park collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Evergreen Park motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care 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.