An I-55 motorcycle crash in St. Clair County led to the death of the motorcyclist. This fatal I-55 motorcycle crash occurred early in the morning of Thursday, May 16, 2019.
As seen in the accounts of the crash, a motorcycle loss of control occurred during the course of the accident. The reason for this loss of control of the motorcycle does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time. The accident investigation is ongoing.
The May 16, 2019 fox2now.com article (with video) titled “PSB from Illinois at Route 3 reopens after deadly crash” discusses the incident. An excerpt from the article:
Illinois State Police responded to the accident around 3:56 a.m.
According to authorities, a 2006 Honda motorcycle was traveling on the ramp from Illinois Route 3 northbound to the Poplar Street Bridge westbound.
The motorcycle lost control and struck the concrete median wall to the right. The driver was thrown over the guardrail and was struck by passing vehicles on the ramp.
The motorcyclist, identified only as a 32-year-old man from St. Charles, MO was declared dead at the accident scene.
Additional details regarding this I-55 motorcycle crash in St. Clair County can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 16, 2019 bnd.com article (with video) titled “Man thrown from motorcycle, killed on Interstate 55 ramp.”
As seen in many accidents summarized on this site, loss of control of the motorcycle is a common cause of Illinois motorcycle crashes. Due to many factors, such loss of control often leads to life-threatening accident injuries. Many lead to fatal Southern Illinois motorcycle crashes.
Due to the frequency of these types of crashes, as well as the typical severe nature of the injuries, this subject is further discussed on the “Motorcycle Loss Of Control Accidents” page. As mentioned on that page, there can be many reasons that cause a motorcycle rider to lose control of the bike.
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