Elgin Fatal Motorcycle Collision That Occurred Along Route 31

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Along Route 31 In Elgin

An Elgin fatal motorcycle collision occurred early Tuesday (June 11, 2019) morning. The accident involved an apparent loss of motorcycle control and led to the death of the rider, a 49-year-old man from Palatine.

This fatal Elgin motorcycle collision is discussed in a number of media sources, including the June 11, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Palatine man killed in motorcycle crash in Elgin.” An excerpt:

The crash happened about 5:52 a.m., when it appears the motorcycle traveling south on Route 31 crossed the centerline and collided with a 2005 Honda SUV traveling north near Wing Street, police said.

The 49-year-old motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was critically injured and transported to Presence St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Route 31 was closed for more than three hours.

The reason for the the motorcycle crossing into the opposing lane does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time. This fatal Elgin motorcycle collision remains under investigation. The accident investigation is being conducted by the Elgin Police Department. Those with information concerning the accident are asked to contact the Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 847-289-2616.

Additional Details Regarding This Elgin Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Additional details regarding this fatal Elgin motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the Elgin Courier-News article of June 11 titled “Palatine man dies after his motorcycle hits oncoming SUV on Route 31 in Elgin.”

There can be many reasons as to why a motorcycle accident can occur. Some of these reasons are caused by actions – or inactions – of the motorcyclist. Other reasons can be somewhat or completely outside of the motorcyclist’s control, and as such these types of accidents can be very difficult for the rider to avoid. The subject of motorcycle accidents and their reasons – including loss of motorcycle control, which has been a cause of many fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents – is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities That Occur In Lake County” page.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

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Aurora Fatal Motorcycle Crash Along Illinois Avenue

Kane County Motorcycle Accident Fatality

An Aurora fatal motorcycle crash occurred Saturday (June 1, 2019) evening. The motorcyclist in this Aurora fatal motorcycle crash died after being taken to a local hospital.

This Aurora fatal motorcycle crash is summarized in a variety of media sources, including the June 4, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “Man Killed When Motorcycle Crashes Into Truck on Illinois Avenue in Aurora.” An excerpt concerning the crash and the motorcyclist, who was identified as John Schwickert, 54, of Westmont:

Aurora police responded at 7:25 p.m. Saturday to the area of Illinois Avenue and View Street on Aurora’s West Side for a report of a serious crash.

Witnesses who spoke with the police on scene indicated that Schwickert was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed east on Illinois Avenue and ran the stop sign at Illinois Avenue and View Street, striking a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck from behind.

At the time of this Kane County motorcycle crash Schwickert was riding a 2017 Harley Davidson Road Glide.

Schwickert was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, but he later died.

Another excerpt from the post with regard to possible motorcyclist intoxication:

Police do not immediately suspect intoxication as a contributing factor in the crash.

An occupant in the pickup truck was also injured during the accident, but that person was treated for injuries at the accident scene. Those injuries were considered to be minor injuries, although the type of these injuries does not appear to be publicly disclosed. Among the most common types of accident injuries resulting from a vehicle being “rear-ended” is “whiplash.”

Media sources do not appear to indicate how many vehicle occupants were in the pickup truck at the time of the collision.

Additional Details Regarding This Aurora Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Aurora fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the post mentioned above.

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Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Kane County Motorcycle Wreck On Randall Road In St. Charles

Fatal St. Charles Motorcycle Crash

A fatal Kane County motorcycle wreck occurred on Monday (May 20, 2019) night. This fatal Kane County motorcycle wreck happened in St. Charles on Randall Road.

This Kane County motorcycle wreck is summarized in a variety of media sources, including the May 21, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Randall Road in St. Charles.” An excerpt:

An unidentified 28-year-old man was killed Monday night, when he lost control of his motorcycle and skidded into a raised median on Randall Road in St. Charles.

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According to a St. Charles Police Department news release, a 2006 Honda motorcycle being driven by a 28-year-old white male crashed shortly before 8:19 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of South Randall Road.

During the crash the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle. The rider was declared dead at the accident scene. He was later identified as Ryan D. Hagan, 28, of Lake in the Hills.

This fatal Kane County motorcycle wreck remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Wreck

Additional details and possible updates concerning this St. Charles motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the post mentioned above.

Many Kane County motorcycle accidents – including those that cause fatalities like the fatal St. Charles motorcycle crash summarized above – involve a motorcycle loss of control. These loss of control accidents have been frequent in 2018 and so far in 2019. As discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page, a rider can lose control of the motorcycle for many reasons. Among these reasons are those that involve the actions of the rider (such as riding at excessive speed or rider error.) Many other reasons are outside of the scope of the rider’s actions, such as dangerous road hazards that may cause the motorcycle to become unstable and crash. Other factors, such as a mechanical failure or a sudden tire blowout can also cause the motorcycle to crash. Due to the fact that many crashes caused by loss of motorcycle control occur at significant speeds, resulting rider injuries tend to be serious if not life-threatening in nature.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

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Route 59 Motorcycle Crash Near Meridian Parkway In Aurora

Kane County Motorcycle Crash In Aurora

A Route 59 motorcycle crash happened in Aurora on Saturday (May 18, 2019) night. Details concerning this Aurora motorcycle crash appear to be limited at this time.

According to police, this Kane County crash happened on Route 59 near Meridian Parkway.

An excerpt regarding this Route 59 motorcycle crash, from the May 18, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “Aurora motorcycle crash causes lane closures on Route 59“:

A motorcyclist hit a pole in a crash that did not appear to be fatal, according to tweets from the Aurora Police Department. The accident shut down southbound traffic on Route 59 at North Aurora Road and northbound traffic on Route 59 at Liberty Street/Jefferson Avenue, police said.

The reason for this Route 59 motorcycle crash does not appear to be publicly available at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This Route 59 Motorcycle Crash

Additional details regarding this Kane County motorcycle crash can be seen in various media sources, including the article mentioned above.

A common cause of single-vehicle motorcycle wrecks that involve the motorcycle crashing into a fixed object or the motorcyclist being ejected from the bike is loss of motorcycle control. As discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities That Occur In Kane County” page, there can be many reasons as to why a motorcyclist loses control of the bike. While some of these reasons, such as rider error, are the fault of the motorcycle rider, other reasons are beyond the rider’s control. Among these issues that may be outside the rider’s control are sudden, unexpected road hazards, such as road debris that when hit by a motorcycle can cause instability that leads to a crash.

Motorcycle loss of control remains a leading cause of Illinois motorcycle crashes that cause injury, including those that lead to the death of the motorcyclist. Accident injuries are often serious in nature, i.e. those that lead to (extensive) hospitalization and, for those that are non-fatal in nature, possible temporary and permanent impairments.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Kane County Motorcycle Accidents And Safety Precautions

Kane County Motorcycle Accidents

Kane County motorcycle accidents as well as motorcycle crashes throughout Illinois are discussed in the May 1, 2019 Kane County Connects post titled “119 Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Last Year In Illinois.” Notable excerpts from the post, which in addition to bike crashes also provides safety tips, include:

In 2018, 119 people died in Illinois motorcycle crashes.

In Kane County, we saw seven motorcycle at least fatalities in a matter of a few weeks in 2016 — and we know, with the weather about to change for the better, that there’s a strong likelihood we’ll see more deaths here soon.

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All riders are urged to take precautions to increase their visibility. Recommendations include wearing appropriate protective gear, performing regular maintenance checks and enrolling in IDOT’s free motorcycle safety courses to learn or brush up on riding skills.

On this site, many Kane County motorcycle accidents that have resulted in injuries and deaths have been summarized in posts found under the “Motorcycle Accidents” category. As seen in those posts, while these crashes and collisions have occurred for many different reasons, typically the motorcyclist (and, if applicable, passenger) sustain serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries prove to be life-threatening in nature, and in some cases have led to fatalities.

If the crash injuries are non-fatal in nature, there can be substantial medical bills and other financial hardships, including temporary or permanent lost income, that can occur due to the injuries. In instances where the accident is the fault of another person, injured motorcyclists often will seek to file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation for the injuries and consequences arising from them, such as temporary or permanent impairments and/or disabilities.

In cases where the motorcyclist is killed in the accident, and the accident is the fault of another person or party, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Additional details regarding Kane County motorcycle accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above. Additional discussion of how to avoid motorcycle accidents can be seen on the “Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents And Injuries” page.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Aurora Motorcycle Collision On West Indian Trail Injures Motorcyclist

Kane County Motorcycle Collision

There was an Aurora motorcycle collision Sunday (September 16, 2018) evening.  As is common in Kane County motorcycle accidents this Aurora motorcycle collision allegedly involved a vehicle that made a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle.  The motorcyclist was injured in the accident.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle apparently “did not see” the motorcycle prior to the collision.

The collision occurred at approximately 6:06 p.m. in the 300 block of West Indian Trail.

An excerpt regarding this Aurora motorcycle collision, as seen in the September 17, 2018 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Naperville motorcyclist injured in two-vehicle Aurora crash“, regarding the driver of the vehicle, Hollie Williamson:

She said she observed the traffic to be clear and as she turned her vehicle it was struck on its passenger side by a motorcycle driven by Matthew Thompson of Naperville, who was traveling eastbound on West Indian Trail, police said.

As seen in the article, Williamson was cited for failure to yield when turning left, as well as having no insurance and driving on a suspended license.

Thompson was taken to an Aurora hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.

Additional Details Regarding This Aurora Motorcycle Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Aurora motorcycle collision can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the September 17 Naperville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Injured In Crash In Aurora.”

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Fatal Unincorporated Aurora Township Motorcycle Crash On Jericho Road

Kane County Loss Of Motorcycle Control Accident

There was a fatal unincorporated Aurora Township motorcycle crash early Thursday (August 23, 2018) morning.  As has often been the case in 2018, this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash involved a loss of motorcycle control.  The reason for that loss of control occurred for a presently-unknown reason.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary accident investigation determined that this fatal Aurora Township motorcycle crash occurred as the motorcyclist, identified as Austin Willmann, 26, of Aurora, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Jericho Road.  At 12:46 a.m., east of Whitlock Avenue, the motorcycle went off the north side of the roadway.

Willman was found near the motorcycle and taken to an Aurora hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At the time of the accident he was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Unincorporated Aurora Township Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal unincorporated Aurora Township motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 23, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in Aurora Township motorcycle crash” as well as the August 23 Beacon-News article titled “Aurora man dies in motorcycle crash.”

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Aurora Motorcycle Crash Near North Eola Road and South McCoy Drive

Kane County Motorcycle Crash Involving Fatal Injuries

There was an Aurora motorcycle crash after which the rider died.  The rider was found by Aurora Police early Monday (August 20, 2018) morning.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  At this time it is unknown as to what caused the crash.

Aurora Police found the motorcyclist, who was later identified as Rodney Shackleford, 48, of Naperville, in a ditch near the intersection of North Eola Road and South McCoy Drive.  His motorcycle, a 1986 Kawasaki Voyager, was found near him.

Aurora Police performed CPR on Shackleford until paramedics got to the accident scene.  Shackleford was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died shortly after.

Those with further information concerning this Aurora motorcycle crash are asked to call the Aurora Police Department Traffic Division at 630-256-5030.

Additional Details Regarding This Aurora Motorcycle Crash

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Aurora motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 20, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Police:  Naperville man dies in Aurora crash” as well as the August 20 Naperville Patch article titled “Naperville Man, 48, Killed In Aurora Motorcycle Crash:  Cops.”

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Fatal Aurora Motorcycle Accident Involving Motorcycle Loss Of Control

Kane County Accident Involving Motorcycle Loss Of Control 

There have been numerous Illinois motorcycle accidents involving motorcycle loss of control in 2018.  Some of these crashes have been summarized on this site.

On Thursday (July 5, 2018) afternoon there was a fatal motorcycle crash in Aurora.  According to Aurora Police the crash involved a motorcycle loss of control.

Aurora Police say that the bike hit a tree near the intersection of Eola Road and McCoy Road just before 2:00 p.m.  At the time of the crash the motorcyclist was riding south on Eola Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 6, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man dead in Aurora motorcycle crash on Eola Road“:

Jonathan J. Benavides, 30, was driving a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle at a high speed about 1:20 p.m., heading south on Eola Road from McCoy Drive, when he lost control while changing lanes, according to Aurora police. The motorcycle hit a curb and Benavides was thrown from the bike and hit a tree.

Additional Details Regarding This Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois crash involving a motorcycle loss of control can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 5, 2018 Batavia Patch article titled “1 Dead After Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash In Aurora:  Cops.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.

Elgin Motorcycle Crash Results In Critical Injuries To Motorcyclist

Kane County Motorcycle Crash Critically Injures Rider

There was an Elgin motorcycle crash Monday (June 25, 2018) night.  A motorcyclist was critically injured during the crash.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  Although the cause of the crash has not yet been publicly disclosed, the crash apparently involved a loss of motorcycle control that happened for an unknown reason.

According to information provided by the Elgin Police Department, the crash occurred at 10:37 p.m. at West Highland Avenue and Stonehaven Drive.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the June 26, 2018 Kane County Connects article titled “Motorcyclist, Car Passenger Critically Injured In Unrelated Overnight Crashes In Elgin“:

According to a post on the Elgin Police Department Facebook page, the first crash occurred at 10:37 p.m. Monday, June 25, at West Highland Avenue and Stonehaven Drive.

A single motorcycle was traveling east on Highland Avenue and as it approached Stonehaven Drive, crossed lanes and went down into an embankment.

The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old male driver from Elgin, was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. He was then flown to Lutheran General for medical treatment and was reported to be in critical condition.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Elgin motorcycle crash in which the motorcyclist was critically injured can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

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If you were injured in an accident – or represent someone who died in an accident – call Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney of the Elman Law Group, at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the accident and see what legal actions may be taken.  This legal consultation is free and is confidential in nature.

Elman Law Group, LLC has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for 25+ years, and during this time has handled over 10,000 personal injury cases.  Through this extensive experience we have built a reputation for our court trial performance.  As seen in many cases, this successful trial experience may (substantially) increase your potential accident injury compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.