Chicago Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the Motorcycle Operator Manual published by the Illinois Secretary of State, there are approximately 303,000 licensed motorcycles on Illinois roads, and it is increasing every year.
Motorcycles are the most vulnerable vehicles on Illinois roads because there is little to protect a motorcyclist from an impact with another vehicle, the road, or a stationary object in an accident, unlike cars or trucks which have thousands of pounds of metal and airbags surrounding the passengers. The Illinois Division of Traffic Safety formally declared motorcycles to be the most vulnerable vehicles traveling on Illinois roadways – all due to the higher percentage of fatal motorcycle accidents.
In the Windy City, accidents occurred at a rate much higher than the rest of the state. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 30 motorcyclists were killed in Cook County, more than five times the rate of other counties.
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.