I-80 Motorcycle Crash Leads To Fatal Accident Injuries

An I-80 motorcycle crash occurred Sunday (June 28, 2020) afternoon. This I-80 motorcycle crash led to the death of the motorcycle rider. That rider was identified as Nathan Carroll, 35, of Channahon. This accident is reported to have involved a motorcycle loss of control.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 28, 2020 Channahon-Minooka Patch article titled “Channahon Motorcycle Death Caused By Speeding: Police.” An excerpt:

Nathan Carroll was traveling eastbound on I-80 at mile marker 111 with a group of other motorcyclists when he lost control of his motorcycle at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Grundy County coroner John Callahan said in a news release Sunday that Carroll’s bike traveled 300 feet before coming to a rest. Carroll was thrown from his motorcycle and was produced dead at the scene. It is unknown at this time what caused him to lose control of his bike, the coroner said.

On Monday, the Illinois State Police announced that Carroll’s motorcycle, as well as two vehicles, were traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 one mile west of Route 47 and Carroll’s motorcycle was “reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane.”

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred when Carroll tried to change lanes and struck the rear passenger side of a semitrailer.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-80 motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Motorcycle loss of control can happen for many different reasons. As seen in many serious motorcycle accidents summarized on this site, it is a cause or contributing factor in many Will County motorcycle accidents. On this site, various reasons for motorcycle crashes are discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities In Will County” page. That page also discusses “what to do” if you have been injured during a motorcycle crash.

Homer Glen Motorcycle Crash Involving Motorycle And Truck

A fatal Homer Glen motorcycle crash occurred on Saturday (May 23, 2020) morning. This Homer Glen motorcycle crash happened on Parker Road. The crash involved a collision between a motorcycle and truck.

Publicly disclosed details regarding this fatal crash appear to be limited at this time.

This motorcycle collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the May 23, 2020 Romeoville Patch article titled “Fatal Motorcycle Crash: Man, 21, Killed In Homer Glen.”

An excerpt from this article:

A 21-year-old Homer Glen man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday morning, the Will County Coroner’s Office said. Officials said Joseph Farbo was the driver of a motorcycle that collided with a truck on Parker Road.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, Farbo was declared dead at 10:22 a.m. after being taken to the Silver Cross Hospital emergency room.

This Homer Glen motorcycle crash is under investigation by the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle-truck collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

There are many reasons why motorcycle collisions occur. On this site, reasons for motorcycle collisions are discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities In Will County” page. Many different reasons for motorcycle accidents are discussed on that page. As well, Will County motorcycle accidents of various types are highlighted.

While some of the reasons for such motorcycle crashes are due to actions taken by the motorcyclists, many are not. As seen in many motorcycle accidents causing injury and death, many of these accidents are due to the negligence of other people. For those riders who are injured due to the negligence of another person, injury compensation may be available through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. For those motorcycle accidents that lead to the death of the rider (and, if applicable, passenger) a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by appropriate parties.

Lockport Motorcycle Crash On East Ninth Street Leads To Fatality

A Lockport motorcycle crash resulted in the death of a motorcyclist on May 3, 2020. This Lockport motorcycle accident involved the bike striking a fixed object.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time. The cause of the motorcycle accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed.

This Lockport motorcycle crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Homer Glen – Lockport Patch article titled “Lockport Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash: Coroner.” An excerpt:

A Lockport man died Sunday after his motorcycle struck a fixed object, the Will County Coroner’s Office said. Steven Rabbers, 52, was pronounced deceased at 3:15 a.m. Sunday at the Silver Cross emergency room in New Lenox.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office,  the motorcycle struck a fixed object in the 700 block of East Ninth Street in Lockport. It is not disclosed as to why the motorcycle struck the fixed object. The cause and manner of death has yet to be determined.

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

In the Chicago area, the motorcycle riding season has largely been delayed for a number of reasons. The virus lockdown as well as generally (very) cool weather has served to suppress motorcycle riding. As such, this year even in early May might still be considered early in the riding season. As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, there is the potential for greater risk while riding early in the season. The reasons for this increased risk are numerous.

Additional posts concerning Will County motorcycle accidents are found under the “motorcycle accidents” category. As seen in these posts, motorcycle accidents often lead to injuries that often require medical care, including hospitalization. Many Will County motorcycle accidents have resulted in the death of the rider.

Will County Lawsuit Settlement Of $209,000 For Motorcycle Accident

A $209,000 Will County lawsuit settlement was attained by the Elman Joseph Law Group. This $209,000 Will County lawsuit settlement pertained to a motorcycle accident injury case. The plaintiff was Javier Cotto and the defendant was Joan Eklund. [Name of case; Javier Cotto vs. Joan Eklund, 19 L 51 (Will County, IL); Name of (lead) lawyer: Anthony R. Elman with co-counsel attorneys, Lerner and Rowe]

The underlying motorcycle accident occurred in Crest Hill, Illinois on December 16, 2017. On that date, a motorcyclist, Javier Cotto, 34, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along Theodore Street. At the intersection of Theodore Street and Rock Run Drive, Cotto alleges that a westbound Toyota Camry driven by Joan Eklund was attempting to make a left-hand turn and failed to yield the right-of-way, and the Camry collided with Cotto’s motorcycle.

Joan Eklund filed many affirmative defenses against Javier Cotto, alleging that he failed to keep a proper lookout; failed to keep his motorcycle in proper lane of travel; operated his motorcycle too fast for conditions; failed to yield the right of way to defendant’s vehicle; disobeyed a traffic signal; failed to activate the horn; and failed to avoid impact.

Like many motorcyclists who are involved in motorcycle accidents, Cotto suffered many injuries during the collision. These injuries included those to the neck, back, and leg. His medical treatment included being taken to the hospital and being treated in the emergency room (ER), epidural injections, and chiropractic sessions.

Joan Eklund’s insurance company, Farmer’s Insurance, offered $100,000 at or near the time the lawsuit was filed.

The Will County lawsuit settlement discussed above is another example of the experienced trial attorneys at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC bringing an accident injury case to a successful conclusion. Over the last 25+ years, the firm has won many high settlements and jury trial awards. This success has involved a wide range of Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Among the awards and accomplishments received by the Elman Joseph Law Group is that Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has been named an “ Illinois Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, a distinction granted to no more than the Top 5% of lawyers. Furthermore, Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC, received a lifetime achievement award by the Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter testifying to his very extensive court trial experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

The motorcycle accident discussed above, in which a vehicle making a left-hand turn hits a motorcycle, is a common cause of Illinois and Will County motorcycle accidents. These collisions are often highly physically traumatic to the motorcyclist, and in many cases cause serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries lead to fatalities.

Mokena Motorcycle Crash Along La Grange Road Leads To Fatality

A Mokena motorcycle crash occurred Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The cause of the crash appears to be a motorcycle loss of control that occurred for a currently undetermined reason. The accident led to the death of the motorcyclist.

Details on this fatal Mokena motorcycle crash appear somewhat limited at this time. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The accident is discussed in a number of media sources, including the June 27 The Herald-News article titled “Man dies after motorcycle crash in Mokena.” An excerpt:

The crash happened while Mark L. Batka, a Bloomingdale resident, was traveling south on La Grange Road just south of Interstate 80 in Mokena, according to a news release from the Will County Coroner’s Office. He was thrown from the bike as a result of the crash.

Batka, 63, was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox for treatment of his accident injuries. He was pronounced dead in the afternoon.

The accident is also discussed in the June 26 Mokena Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Injured In Traffic Accident in Mokena: Cops.” According to that article, witnesses say that Batka at some point “lay down his bike.”

This Mokena motorcycle crash is under investigation and an autopsy will be performed. An accident reconstruction is also planned.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Mokena motorcycle crash can be seen in the articles mentioned above.

Motorcycle accidents can happen for many reasons. The last couple of years has seen many fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes – including Will County motorcycle crashes – caused by a loss of control. These types of crashes can happen for many reasons. Some reasons are beyond the control of the rider. Among these reasons is defective motorcycle parts or components and road hazards.

Other loss of control incidents are due to motorcyclist error. Rider error includes taking a curve at too high a speed, or riding in an otherwise high-risk manner. These “risky” motorcycle behaviors are further discussed on the “High-Risk Motorcyclist Actions” page.

Bolingbrook Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Boughton Road

A Bolingbrook fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday (April 17, 2019) afternoon. This Bolingbrook fatal motorcycle accident happened on Boughton Road near Weber Road, in the 1100 block of Boughton.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.

At the time of the accident, the motorcycle was traveling east when the motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

The motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 4:13 p.m., was identified by the Will County Coroner’s Office as Francis B. Avanzado, of Willowbrook.

An excerpt concerning this Bolingbrook fatal motorcycle accident, from the April 18, 2019 Naperville Sun article titled “Bolingbrook police chase…” quoting Bolingbrook Police Lt. Anthony Columbus:

It is believed the motorcyclist struck the side of the car, Columbus said.

An autopsy found Avanzado’s preliminary cause of death was multiple injuries due to motorcycle collision, the coroner’s office said.

A person in the vehicle struck by the motorcycle was treated and released for minor injuries, Columbus said.

The accident investigation is continuing.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

As seen in the Will County motorcycle accidents that are summarized on this site, many have resulted in serious accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities, to the motorcyclist and/or motorcycle passenger. While there are many reasons for these accidents, one main reason is loss of control of the motorcycle. These loss of motorcycle control crashes can happen for a number of reasons. While some loss of control issues are the fault of the motorcycle rider, other loss of control problems can be caused by factors outside of the rider’s control. As an example, a road hazard can cause the motorcycle to lose stability that can result in a crash. While there are many types of road hazards, one type of road hazard is a foreign object on the roadway. Often, these objects may be cargo that has fallen from another vehicle, or road debris such as a discarded tire tread from a semi truck.

Crest Hill Motorcycle Accident On Weber Road Just South Of Ryan Drive

There was a fatal Crest Hill motorcycle accident Monday (October 29, 2018) night.

Details on the accident appear limited at this time.  The cause of this fatal Crest Hill motorcycle accident does not appear to be publicly available.

The accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle on Weber Road, just south of Ryan Drive.  The motorcycle collided with the side of another vehicle.

The motorcyclist, identified as identified as Clifford A. Ragland, 29, of Bolingbrook, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m.

An accident investigation to determine how this Crest Hill motorcycle accident occurred is ongoing.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 30, 2018 The Herald-News article titled “Bolingbrook man dies in Crest Hill motorcycle crash” as well as the October 31 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Bolingbrook Man Killed On Motorcycle.”

Fatal Wilmington Motorcycle Crash On Roberts Street

There was a fatal Wilmington motorcycle crash Monday (August 27, 2018) night.  The crash is being attributed to a motorcycle loss of control.

According to information seen in the August 27, 2018 Channahon Patch article titled “Wilmington Motorcyclist Dies In Wreck” this fatal Wilmington motorcycle crash happened in the 1900 block of Roberts Street.

The motorcyclist was identified by the Will County Coroner’s Office as Cody O. Most, 22, of Wilmington.  He was pronounced dead at 5:35 a.m.

An excerpt from the article:

Most died after suffering multiple injuries as the result of “a motorcycle mishap,” authorities said.

This fatal Wilmington motorcycle crash is under investigation by the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

As discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities In Will County” page, motorcycle loss of control is one reason that can cause a motorcyclist to crash.  Should this loss of control occur at higher speeds, which is often the case, injuries can be serious in nature and often are life-threatening.

There are many reasons why these loss of control crashes can occur.  For example, a defective motorcycle part or component can cause or contribute to a crash.  Another cause of loss of motorcycle control is if there is a tire blowout, which often leads to a crash.  Tire blowouts on a motorcycle are particularly dangerous as high levels of instability can instantly occur.  Often an accident investigation is needed to determine the cause of the loss of control.

As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, in the year 2018 motorcycle loss of control has been a frequent cause of fatal Illinois motorcycle crashes.

Plainfield Motorcycle Accident On Route 59 Critically Injures Rider

There was a Plainfield motorcycle accident Saturday (August 18, 2018) on Route 59.  This Will County motorcycle accident happened near Route 59 and Champion Drive and involved a motorcycle that collided with a sedan.

An excerpt from the August 18, 2018 Joliet Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Airlifted After Route 59 Crash“:

A motorcyclist was in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle at around 5:05 p.m. Saturday near Route 59 and Champion Drive. Police said the man, 48, was heading south on Route 59 when a woman driving a two-door sedan attempted to make a left turn on Champion and the two collided.

The motorcyclist was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was reported to be in critical condition.

The driver of the car refused medical treatment at the accident scene.

This Plainfield motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Fatal Romeoville Motorcycle Crash Along Crossroads Parkway

There was a fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash Sunday (July 29, 2018) night in Romeoville.

While the accident, including the reason for the accident, is still being investigated by Romeoville Police, it appears as if this Will County motorcycle crash involved a loss of control that happened for a currently undetermined reason.

Details on this fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash appear limited at this time.

The crash involved a motorcycle that left the roadway as the rider was traveling along Crossroads Parkway, about 150 feet east of Pro Logis Parkway, just before 5:00 p.m.  After leaving the roadway the motorcycle hit a fixed object.

The motorcyclist, identified as Jiles Q. Jones, 34, of Chicago, died at the accident scene.  He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 30, 2018 Romeoville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies In Romeoville Crash:  Coroner” as well as the July 30 The Herald-News article titled “Chicago man dies in Romeoville motorcycle crash.”