A North Riverside motorcycle crash occurred on Saturday (March 7, 2020) evening. This North Riverside motorcycle crash involved a motorcycle and SUV. The motorcyclist died from his accident injuries.
An excerpt regarding the accident, from the March 8, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in North Riverside motorcycle crash.” An excerpt:
Eduardo Galvez was southbound on a motorcycle about 6:45 p.m. when a northbound Nissan Xterra hit him as it made a left from the 1900 block of South Harlem Avenue into an Aldi’s parking lot, according to North Riverside police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The Nissan also hit a Honda Civic waiting to leave the lot.
Galvez, 29, of Addison, was pronounced dead after being taken to Loyola Center for Health, which is in North Riverside.
An autopsy revealed that he died from multiple injuries suffered during the crash.
The drivers of the Nissan Xterra and Honda Civic refused medical treatment.
The accident investigation is ongoing.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this North Riverside motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Collisions that happen as a motorist makes a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle continue to occur. This is one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents that lead to serious, and in many cases, fatal motorcycle accidents. In many cases, the collision occurs as the motorist “fails to see” the oncoming motorcycle and therefore fails to yield. In other cases, the motorist may fail to accurately assess how far away the motorcycle is.
This motorcycle accident cause, as well as others, is further discussed on the “Reasons For Cook County Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page. As seen on that page, there are many reasons that motorcycle accidents occur. Being aware of these common causes can be of benefit to motorcyclists, as there are preventative safety measures that can be taken.