Fatal Joliet Motorcycle Crash Along Chicago Street

On early Friday (August 6, 2021) morning there was a Joliet fatal motorcycle crash on South Chicago Street. This Joliet fatal motorcycle crash appears to have involved a loss of motorcycle control.

The crash is discussed in the August 6, 2021 CBS Chicago article titled “Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Joliet.” An excerpt from this article:

A 51-year-old man died early Friday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a guardrail in southwest suburban Joliet.

Joliet Police said, around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a crash on South Chicago Street near Interstate 80.

A 51-year-old man from Rockdale had been riding a motorcycle north on Chicago Street, when he hit a guardrail near Interstate 80, and was thrown from the bike.

This Joliet fatal motorcycle crash remains under investigation.

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

Loss of motorcycle control remains a leading reason for fatal Will County motorcycle accidents. The “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page discusses this type of accident and the reasons for why it can occur.

There are many reasons as to why a rider can lose control of the bike. Some of these reasons are within the control of the rider. For instance, a motorcyclist may take a turn too quickly and lose control of the bike, leading to an accident with injuries.

However, many loss of control crashes are due to events or incidents that the motorcyclist can’t anticipate or otherwise avoid. For instance, a deer may suddenly run into the path of a motorcycle. This event may lead to the rider swerving to avoid hitting the deer, thereby losing control of the bike and crashing. As well, there are many other types of road hazards that can suddenly present themselves to the rider. The motorcyclist may not have time to react to these sudden and unanticipated events. One example of a road hazard that may suddenly appear is if an item falls off of a vehicle in front of the motorcycle.

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