Citation for SUV Driver in Motorcycle Collision
Posted on April 28, 2017
On Tuesday, April 25th, a motorcyclist suffered critical injuries as a result of a crash in southwest suburban Aurora, Illinois. A 2016 Honda CRV hit the victim’s 2014 motorcycle, which was custom-built. The motorist behind the wheel of the SUV was a woman, age 57, from Naperville, who was driving east on Ogden Avenue. She was in the midst of turning left on South Commons Drive at approximately 5:40 a.m. when her SUV crashed into the motorcycle, which was headed west on Ogden.
According to police, the impact caused by the crash resulted in the man being ejected from his bike. Also, the CRV overturned, landing on its roof. The motorcyclist was a man, age 55, from Yorkville. Police stated that the man did not have headlights that were functioning, and he was riding without a helmet. He was taken to a hospital in Aurora, and subsequently airlifted to another hospital in a suburban area, where his condition was described as critical.
The woman was freed from the CRV, but she refused medical treatment. There was no one else inside the vehicle. She received a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn. Police said that there were no indications that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.
Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by drivers who make left turns, and who fail to notice the motorcyclist in their path. Because of the small size of the motorcycle, they do not see the bikers, and are not looking for them. However, since motorists share the road with motorcyclists, motorists need to be more aware of the presence of motorcyclists, and be more observant so as to prevent accidents of the type that occurred in this case.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, or lost a loved one in such an accident, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner. They are very experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases, and will advocate for your interests. You may be able to recover compensation for your loss, including, but not limited to, medical bills, lost wages, potential future medical treatment, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.