Jersey County Motorcycle Crash Leads To Fatality And Injury

There was a Jersey County motorcycle crash Saturday (July 6, 2019) that resulted in the death of the rider. A motorcycle passenger was injured and hospitalized. The accident is being attributed to a motorcycle loss of control.

This Jersey County motorcycle crash is summarized in a variety of media sources, including the July 7, 2019 The Telegraph article titled “One dies in Saturday motorcycle accident.

An excerpt from the article:

According to an Illinois State Police report, Paul T. Barnett, 54, of Madison was driving a motorcycle south on Otterville Road near North Shiloh Hollow Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road about 5:35 p.m.

As the motorcycle left the roadway, it went into a field. Both Barnett and the motorcycle passenger, identified as Lanelle L. Hendon, 45, of Granite City, were ejected.

Barnett was declared dead at the accident scene. Lanelle Hendon was flown to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for medical treatment of her accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Jersey County motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Reasons for why motorcycle accidents occur is discussed on the “Motorcycle Accidents And Fatalities” page. As seen on that page, as well as seen in various Southern Illinois motorcycle accidents, such crashes occur for many reasons.

Loss of motorcycle control remains a foremost cause of fatal Illinois motorcycle accidents. For many reasons motorcycles can become unstable. This instability, speed and weight issues can lead to a crash.

While some loss of control accidents are the fault of the rider, such as riding too fast for conditions, other such crashes are due to other factors. For instance, a road hazard, such as gravel or grass clippings on the roadway, can both lead to a loss of traction. This loss of traction can cause instability and a crash. There have been many Illinois fatal motorcycle crashes that have been caused by such road hazards, which by their nature can be (very) unpredictable.


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