Mt. Vernon Fatal Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Friday (July 21, 2017) on the east side of Mt. Vernon.

The crash happened at approximately 1:36 p.m., and involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates the crash involved a car that made a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle, a common cause of Illinois motorcycle accidents that cause serious (and in many instances fatal) injuries.  A primary cause of such collisions is that motorists fail to see motorcyclists.

An excerpt from the July 21, 2017 article titled “1 killed in crash involving motorcycle“:

It happened at around 1:36 p.m. at the intersection of Rt. 15 and Liebengood. Authorities say the car was headed eastbound on Rt. 15, turned north onto Liebengood and into the path of the motorcycle.

Both the motorcyclist and the car’s driver were taken to the hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.  The motorcyclist (identified as Ryan Burris, 29, of Mount Vernon) later died.

An excerpt from the article of July 21, titled “Mt. Vernon Police Say Motorcyclist Died in East Side Crash“:

An investigation is underway by a Mt. Vernon Accident Reconstructionist and Mt. Vernon Police Department Crime Scene Technician.

According to the article of July 24 (titled “Mt. Vernon Police Release Details on Fatal Car-Motorcycle Crash“) the driver of the car (identified as a 17-year-old male from Mt. Vernon) was ticketed for failure to yield turning left.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two sources mentioned above.


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