In Evanston, Illinois part of Sheridan Road was closed today due to a traffic accident, according to the Evanston Review and the North By Northwestern. The crash happened around 10 a.m. between Foster and Chicago Ave. in the 1900 block of Sheridan. The road was closed for several hours for the Evanston Police Department investigation.
The accident involved a northbound motorcycle and a pick up truck. The severity of the motorcyclist’s injuries, or the details of how the accident occurred, have not been reported. However, the motorcyclist has been hospitalized. Witnesses at the scene were very concerned, as the motorcycle rider did not move and remained on the ground during the five minutes it took for the ambulance to arrive.
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a very scary event. You are very vulnerable to serious injury, as it is essentially you and your body vs. a motor vehicle. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, between 2002 and 2007, motorcyclist deaths increased by 57% in the U.S. Further, a motorcyclist is 5.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident as compared to the occupants of an automobile.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Abels & Annes for a free consultation.