The number of motorcycle accident fatalities remained substantially unchanged from 2010 to 2011 across the United States. Of course, the same is not true for individual states. While some states, such as Wisconsin, saw a decrease in motorcycle accident deaths, other states, such as Illinois, saw an increase in motorcycle accident deaths.
What We Currently Know About 2011 Illinois Motorcycle Accident Fatalities
According to a recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there were 126 Illinois motorcycle accident deaths in the first 9 months of 2011. That is an increase of 16 fatalities over the 110 Illinois motorcycle crash fatalities reported in the first 9 months of 2010.
Of course, it is important to consider not only the number of accidents that occurred but also the reasons why they occurred and the people who were killed. Illinois reported to the GHSA that the increase in accidents could be a result of the good weather for much of the year, among other things. Regardless of the reasons, more than 126 lives and have been lost and many more families and friends are left to mourn their losses.
Contact an Illinois Motorcycle Accident Lawyer if You’ve Lost a Loved One
Statistics, and the reasons behind them, are important to protecting motorcycle riders in the future. However, they are often little comfort to those who have already lost loved ones. If you have lost a spouse, child, parent, or sibling in an Illinois bike crash, please contact an experienced and empathetic Illinois motorcycle crash lawyer at 847-625-5500 (local) or 866-625-2299 (toll-free statewide) today.
We also invite you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, for more information about your rights and potential recovery.