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Motorcycle collides with car in Champaign

An ambulance was called for two people involved in a collision between a motorcycle and a car on the afternoon of June 4. The crash occurred at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Washington Street in west Champaign. No more information was available, nor has the status of any of the victims been released.

To read more about this story, visit The News-Gazette, and make sure to check back on our blog for any updates or new developments.


Motorcyclist badly injured in Chicago accident

A motorcycle operator in Chicago was taken to the hospital and believed to be in critical condition after being involved in a recent accident, an article of ABC 7 reported on December 28. According to reports, at about 4:20 a.m. the Illinois State Police were notified of a single vehicle accident that took place in the vicinity of Montrose Avenue.

A motorcyclist, whose identity was withheld, reportedly crashed on the inbound of the Kennedy Expressway. Information coming from responding fire personnel confirmed that the injured motorcyclist was transported to Illinois Masonic in critical condition. Traffic flow on the affected lanes was restored at about 7:30 a.m. after authorities finished collecting evidence for their investigation.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident such as this one, or if your accident was caused by another driver, it will be important for you to work with a personal injury lawyer to determine who is at fault for your injuries. To speak to the legal team at Spiros Law, P.C., in Danville, call us today at (217) 443-4343.


Female motorcyclist killed in Romeoville accident

A female motorcycle operator recently died from injuries after she became involved in an accident in the province of Romeoville, the Chicago Tribune reported on May 19.

Reports said motorcycle driver Pamela Jimenez, 58, succumbed to her injuries on May 18 after her motorcycle was crashed into by a vehicle driven by 82-year-old Helen Anderson. The accident reportedly happened at around 1:55 p.m. on Weber Road near Grand Boulevard. Anderson was also transported to the Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital hospital due to minor injuries she sustained from the crash. She has since been released.

Police Commander John Ferdinardo reported that a citation was given to Anderson after she failed to yield while making a left turn. Authorities are still investigating the fatal motorcycle accident. The results of their investigation may determine whether Anderson will receive additional charges.

The deepest thoughts of the Danville lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., go to the family and friends who are grieving for the untimely loss of their loved one.


Driver charged in Momence fatal accident

Drunken driving charges were recently filed against a motorcyclist involved in a fatal accident in Momence, The Daily Journal reported on August 4.

According to reports, motorcycle operator Michael Miller, 34, struck another motorcycle from behind on Illinois Route 114. Miller’s passenger Gloria York, 43, died in the accident. Miller and the other motorcycle driver were brought to the hospital due to injuries they sustained from the crash. When it was discovered that Miller had been driving under the influence, he was charged with a DUI and the failure to avoid a crash. Police authorities continue to investigate this incident.

Families of motorcycle accident victims must not only cope with the emotional grief of their loved one’s death, but are also often burdened with serious financial losses from the accident. There is a method of recourse, however, and a wrongful death attorney may help you pursue the funds your family needs. The Danville attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., may help you understand the legal options available to you. Call our offices at (217) 443-4343 today to learn more.


Correctional officer killed in U.S. 150 motorcycle accident

The News-Gazette recently reported that a Danville motorcyclist died in the early morning hours on Thursday, August 14th after being hit by a passenger vehicle.

The accident occurred in the early morning hours and claimed the life of Christoper A. Williams, 33, a correctional officer at the Vermilion County Jail. Williams was apparently traveling west on U.S. 150 when a teenager attempting to cross the highway collided with his motorcycle.

Williams was transported to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, and was later pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m. The teenage driver in the other vehicle did not sustain any significant injuries but was cited for failure to yield. Williams’s autopsy is scheduled to occur at some point today.

The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., understand the devastating consequences that motorcycle accidents often carry. Our thoughts go out to those affected by this most recent tragic incident.


Two killed in Bridgeview motorcycle accident

Two persons were killed after the motorcycle they were riding was struck by a vehicle in southwest Bridgeview, an article by the Chicago Sun-Times Voices reported on June 1.

Police Commander Peter Kokinis stated that a motorcycle containing Mark Hulihan, 42, and an unidentified woman in her forties was reportedly driving in the 8500 block of Harlem Avenue at around 1:00 a.m. when they were struck by a car. Hulihan was brought to the hospital after the crash, but he was declared dead only a couple of hours later. His female companion was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Although it appears to be a tragic accident, investigation of the accident will continue.

The lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., are deeply saddened by the recent fatal motorcycle accident that claimed two lives. Our condolences go to the family and friends who are suffering from this great loss.