New reports about a July 10 accident involving a motorcyclist and vehicle in construction traffic may seem familiar, but the people in this case have been fortunate that no one was more seriously hurt. A car accident involving a motorcyclist could end with a fatality, especially if the rider is thrown or hit by a vehicle. The Illinois State Police have released information about this crash that took place at around 11:30 a.m., and the people who were involved.
The situation seemed to play out like this: A motorcyclist was slowing down for a construction area and slowed traffic. As he slowed, the SUV driven by a 33-year-old man from Taylorville, Illinois, failed to slow down, striking the motorcyclist. That shoved the man's motorcycle into a third vehicle that was being driven by a 71-year-old man from Taylorville.
The motorcyclist was injured in the crash, and he had to be taken to Memorial Medical Center. The report claims that he did not suffer from life-threatening injuries.
The police are still investigating this accident for several reasons. Right now, no charges have been filed, according to the news, but if negligence or distractions played a role in the crash, then the driver of the car that struck the motorcyclist should be held accountable.
Being injured in a crash like this is emotionally and physically difficult to handle. Knowing your options when it comes to your legal rights can help you make decisions that may get you the compensation and peace of mind you deserve. You deserve to have your medical expenses and time off work covered, as well as other losses and damages.
Source: The State Journal-Register, "Taylorville man injured in crash on Illinois 29" Jul. 10, 2014