Chicago Motorcycle Accident on Dan Ryan Expressway Claims Life of Lombard, Illinois Rider
A 26-year-old motorcyclist died last night for injuries he sustained during a Chicago motorcycle crash on the Dan Ryan Expessway. Illinois State Police say Stefan Stave encountered a minivan that was stopped in traffic. He was unable to avoid the vehicle and rear-ended another passenger auto. The motorcyclist then fell onto the road where he was hit by a semi-truck.
Illinois State Police are investigating the Chicago motorcycle accident.
2008 Motorcycle Facts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
• 121 Illinois motorcycle riders died.
• Nationally, there were 5,290 motorcyclists that died. That’s 116 more than in 2007.
• 96,000 motorcycle accident injuries.
• Motorcyclists have a 37 more likely chance of dying in a traffic accident and 9 times more likely chance of getting hurt than the occupants of passenger vehicles do (2007).
• Last year, motorcyclists made up 14% of all traffic deaths and 4% of all vehicle injuries.
• 47% of motorcycles involved in deadly accidents were involved in crashes with other vehicles.
• 77% of motorcycles involved in two-motor vehicle collisions were hit in the front.
• 25% of motorcycles involved in fatal accidents were in crashes with fixed objects.
• 35% of motorcycle riders involved in fatal traffic crashes were speeding.
• 29% of vehicle riders involved in deadly accidents were driving with a BAC of .08% or more
• 30% of motorcycle riders who died had a BAC of .08% or more.
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Motorcyclist killed in Dan Ryan crash, WBBM780, October 22, 2009
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