Motorcyclist Injured In Joliet Car Accident

64-Year-Old Man From Hobart, Indiana Injured In Joliet Motorcycle Accident With Pickup Truck by Millsdale Road and South Chicago Street

Motorcyclist Injured In Joliet Car Accident

JOLIET, ILLINOIS (May 21, 2024) – A 64-year-old motorcyclist was injured in a Joliet car accident involving a pickup truck near Millsdale Road and South Chicago Street.

Will County officials are saying that the collision took place around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday. The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado truck was making a left turn onto South Chicago Street when it collided with a Harley-Davidson rider.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. EMS took the motorcyclist to a local hospital with serious injuries.

A full investigation into the Joliet motorcycle accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Joliet Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable to the hazards posed by vehicle collisions. 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.” A number of different factors can contribute to motorcycle collisions.

  • Drivers may fail to check their blind spots.
  • Drivers may travel too fast for the prevailing conditions.
  • Poor road conditions could also contribute to a collision.
  • Vehicle system failures, such as tire blowouts, may lead to a collision.

All drivers have a legal obligation to take the necessary precautions to avoid hitting other vehicles and motorcyclists. Many collisions involve drivers who make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-707), no person shall make a left turn or U-turn upon a roadway unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. If a driver makes a left turn into the path of a motorcyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of motorcycle accidents tend to suffer many injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a car accident could extend beyond any driver. Pick-up trucks are often used for a variety of commercial purposes. If the driver of a pickup truck was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Any person injured in a motorcycle collision may have legal recourse through a civil claim.

Investigating Will County Motorcycle Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the motorcyclist injured in this Joliet car accident. It is our sincere hope that the victim will be able to make a full recovery. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police.

Do you need more information about a Will County motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. 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.