Fatal Englewood Motorcycle Accident Occurs On South Union

There was a fatal Englewood motorcycle accident Monday (July 30, 2018) evening.  The accident involved a vehicle making a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.

One of the primary causes of motorcycle accidents continues to be when this type of incident occurs. The collision that often occurs after a vehicle makes a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle is often highly forceful and physically traumatic to the motorcyclist.  As seen in many motorcycle accidents of this type summarized on this site, these collisions often lead to fatalities.

An excerpt from the July 31, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man, 46, killed in Englewood motorcycle crash“:

About 6:20 p.m., Leroy Hamilton, 46, was riding his motorcycle south in the 5800 block of South Union when he was struck by a 2009 Pontiac as the driver made a left turn onto 58th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hamilton, of Chicago, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead there at 6:50 p.m.

Another excerpt from the article:

The driver of the Pontiac, a 32-year-old woman, was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn, police said.

The accident investigation continues.

Additional details concerning this fatal Englewood motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.