This morning, a motorcyclist was hospitalized after an accident on the Edens Expressway near Highland Park. According to Highland Park Police officials, the crash occurred around 7 a.m. in the southbound lanes. The rider was taken to Evanston Hospital; however officials have given no word as to the person’s condition.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 3,846 motorcycle crashes in the state of Illinois in 2009. In the same year, motorcycle crashes accounted for only 1.3 % or all motor vehicle accidents, but the crashes that resulted in the death of the rider reached 14.3 % of all motor vehicle fatalities in the state. Nearly 82 % of those killed were not wearing a helmet.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please dial 866-264-7639 to speak to an experienced attorney from the Klest Injury Law Firm.
© Joseph G. Klest