Early Sunday (June 20, 2021) morning there was a Homan Square motorcycle accident. This Homan Square motorcycle accident was a hit & run collision. One motorcyclist died as a result of the collision; a passenger was injured.
The June 20, 2021 NBC Chicago article titled “Motorcyclist Dies in Homan Square Hit-and-Run, Chicago Police Say” discusses the collision. An excerpt:
Chicago police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a vehicle striking a Polaris motorcycle early Sunday morning in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood.
According to authorities, a white Audi S8 was driving northbound on South Homan Avenue at approximately 2:39 a.m. when it struck a Polaris motorcycle that was traveling in the opposite direction.
The 29-year-old driver of the motorcycle was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 30-year-old woman, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was taken to Stroger, and her condition has stabilized.
The occupants of the Audi fled the accident scene.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Homan Square motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Motorcycle accidents such as that summarized above can happen for a number of reasons. If a motorist is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, a loss of control can occur. This loss of control can lead to the vehicle striking a motorcycle.
As well, vehicle loss of control can occur because a vehicle is driving at excessive speed. If the driver of the vehicle loses control, the wayward vehicle can strike a motorcycle.
Other reasons for a vehicle loss of control involve distracted driving. Such distracted driving can lead a motorist to veer into other lanes or opposing traffic, leading to a potential collision between the vehicle and a motorcycle. As seen in many collisions between vehicles and motorcycles summarized on this site, such collisions often lead to serious, if not life-threatening injuries to those riders and passengers involved.