Motorcyclist Injured In Tinley Park Car Accident

Cook County Officials Investigating Tinley Park Motorcycle Accident By The Intersection of 161st Place and 80th Avenue

Motorcyclist Injured In Tinley Park Car Accident

TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS (April 28, 2024) – A motorcyclist was critically injured in a Tinley Park car accident at the intersection of 161st Place and 80th Avenue.

Cook County officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday morning. A car was involved in a collision with a motorcycle under uncertain conditions.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

A full investigation into the Tinley Park collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Cook County Motorcycle Accidents

Far too many motorcyclists die in collisions each year. 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 common causes of motorcycle collisions.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many car accidents 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 dangerous turn in front of a motorcyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any motorcycle accident.

  • Surveillance footage of the collision should be sought.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • The police report of the accident should be reviewed.

Going through a car accident can be extremely difficult. Many victims suffer extremely serious injuries and may need to take extensive periods of time off of work. Many people will never regain the level of mobility that they had prior to an accident. Any person injured in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A motorcycle accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Tinley Park Motorcycle Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the motorcyclists injured in this collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There are a number of questions that remain unanswered.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Tinley Park motorcycle accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.