After a long winter many motorcycle owners enjoy cruising Illinois roadways when beautiful spring weather arrives. Unfortunately, negligent drivers of larger vehicles can be very dangerous to a bike rider. Recently, a man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash and failed to report it.
In the evening hours of a day in May 2015, a couple was traveling westbound when a sedan headed eastbound crossed into their lane and collided with them. A nearby firefighter heard the accident and approached the scene to offer any needed assistance. He noticed as he arrived that the driver of the sedan was out of his car and appeared to be looking at papers. The sedan driver claimed the firefighter arrived before he could contact authorities. Both the male and female motorcycle riders succumbed to their injuries on the scene of the accident before being able to be transported to a medical facility.