Posted On: October 22, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

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.

In many traffic accidents involving motorcycles, it is usually the motorcyclists who are the worse for wear, sustaining traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and dying.

Our Chicago motorcycle crash lawyers have obtained successful results for many of our injury clients.

Motorcyclist killed in Dan Ryan crash, WBBM780, October 22, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Federal Highway Administration

The "Hurt Report" Summary

Contact our Chicago personal injury law firm today.

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