Illinois Three Vehicle Accident, Husband And Wife On Motorcycle Killed

By April 13, 2008Traffic Safety

Two people were killed in a motorcycle accident on the Illinois roads and two others were injured, in a chain reaction crash involving three vehicles in Macoupin County, Illinois. Michael J. Tucker, 43, and his wife, Kimberly S. Tucker, 36, of Brighton, Illinois were westbound on a motorcycle on Illinois State Route 16 in Shipman, Illinois when a pick-up truck struck them on Monday afternoon.
The Illinois crash occurred when a pick-up truck making a left hand turn was rear-ended by an eastbound SUV. The pick-up truck was knocked into the path of the westbound motorcycle and then the collision occurred. The motorcycle and the pick-up truck both reportedly burst into flames after the crash.
The husband and wife on the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two drivers in the accident were taken to area hospitals and their injuries have not been reported. The Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.
As a former motorcycle rider for 20 years I know that motorcycles do not provide you any protection in a crash. Motorcycle riders must ride as if the other drivers don’t see them. Also Illinois does not require riders to wear helmets, but helmets provide you significant protection to you head in the event of a crash. It is clear from the description of this accident that the motorcycle riders were not a fault, the information to date also does not provide any information regarding whether they or not they were wearing helmets or whether it would have made a difference. Just do everything you can to stay safe when out on the roads including wearing a helmet, don’t become another statistic.
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