Alton Car-Motorcycle Collision At Buckmaster Lane And Oakwood Avenue

On Monday (August 5, 2019) there was an Alton car-motorcycle collision. This fatal crash happened at Buckmaster Lane and Oakwood Avenue.

This Alton car-motorcycle collision is discussed in a number of media sources, including the August 6, 2019 Alton Telegraph article titled “Man in Monday motorcycle accident dies.” An excerpt:

Ryan Bates, 30, died at a St. Louis hospital from injuries he received in an accident at 3:54 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Buckmaster Lane and Oakwood Avenue in Alton, according to Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna.

Bates was attempting to pass a car on the left as the vehicle turned left. Arch Medical Transportation of St. Louis flew Bates to a St. Louis hospital.

This Alton car-motorcycle collision is under investigation by the Alton Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 7 article titled “Jerseyville Man Dies From Injuries After Motorcycle-Car Crash in Alton.”

Motorcycle accidents can occur for many reasons. As seen on the Southern Illinois motorcycle accidents summarized on this site, these accidents can cause injuries that range both in type and severity. Generally speaking, motorcycle accidents cause significant – if not serious – injuries.

The “Ways To Avoid Motorcycle Accidents And Injuries” page discusses ways that riders can minimize the possibility of being in an accident. An excerpt from that page:

Motorcyclists are vulnerable to serious injury during an accident due to many factors.  Motorcyclists have very little if any “structural” impact protection if they are in a collision.  As well, there is no restraint of the motorcyclist.  Should the motorcyclist be ejected from the motorcycle – which is common during crashes – injuries will likely be serious if not life-threatening in nature.

Additional safety recommendations concerning motorcycle riding can be found on that page.


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