There was a fatal Downers Grove motorcycle accident Tuesday (March 12, 2019) afternoon. The motorcyclist was seriously injured during the collision and pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
According to information provided by the Downers Grove Police Department, this Downers Grove motorcycle accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m., near the intersection of 67th Street and Main Street.
An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Lisle Patch article of March 13, 2019 titled “Motorcyclist Killed In Crash In Downers Grove,” quoting Downers Grove Police Department spokesman Bill Budds:
According to Budds, the preliminary investigation into the fatal crash shows that the car was heading north on Main Street while the motorcycle was driving south on Main Street. Police say the motorcycle hit the car as the car made a left turn onto 67th Street.
The crash investigation into this Downers Grove motorcycle accident is being conducted by the Downers Grove Police Department and the FIAT Major Crash Reconstruction team. Those with information concerning the crash are asked to call the Downers Grove Police Department at 630-434-5600.
Additional details regarding this fatal motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 12 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist dead in Downers Grove crash.”
As discussed on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page, for many reasons there is a heightened level of risk in riding a motorcycle early in the year. One reason is that drivers are not yet accustomed to seeing many motorcyclists on the road, and as such may not “see” or be aware of the rider this early in the season. Motorists “seeing” motorcycles continues to be a substantial problem with regard to safe motorcycle riding, as seen in many DuPage County motorcycle accidents discussed on this site. This problem of “not seeing” motorcycles is particularly problematical if a motorist is making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle that is “not seen,” as a collision often occurs.