A Naperville motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a vehicle in west suburban Lisle on April 8, 2021. According to the DuPage County Coroner’s office, 55-year-old Thomas Martino was riding his motorcycle westbound on Maple Avenue when he struck a vehicle turning from Spring Bay Drive onto Maple Avenue. Martino passed away at the scene and the driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No citations or charges were filed in the ongoing investigation, according to Lisle Police Deputy Chief Kevin Licko.
Motorcycle accidents in Chicago lead to thousands of injuries and numerous fatalities. Every year 70,000 to 80,000 people are injured in accidents involving motorcycles accidents across the continental United States. Among traffic accidents, motorcycle collisions are more likely to produce injuries. Tragically, some turn fatal at a rate higher than other collisions even though they account for a relatively small portion of all motor vehicle collisions. In 2018, the Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) reported, “crashes involving motorcycles accounted for less than 1% of total crashes, 12.1% of fatal crashes and 3.1% of injury crashes.”
If you or a family member have been injured in a collision, call the DuPage County motorcycle accident lawyers at John J. Malm & Associates today. John J. Malm & Associates is an experienced personal injury law firm representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident. You may be entitled to a substantial settlement if you have been injured. Call 630-527-4177, or 630-524-2323, and speak with Attorney John J. Malm.