A tragic motorcycle wreck has left an Illinois man dead after he collided with a vehicle that had quickly slowed down due to dense traffic. The victim, age 75, is just one of many Illinois residents to die in motorcycle accidents every year, thanks to inattentive and negligent motorists. The man died on Dec. 1 at about 12:30 p.m. after he struck the back end of a trailer that abruptly slowed in front of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Authorities report that the driver of a U-Haul trailer was also involved in the I-55 wreck. That man quickly slowed down because of increased traffic on the road. The motorcyclist was riding with one vehicle between himself and the trailer. When the vehicle between the trailer and the motorcyclist quickly switched lanes, the rider plowed into the U-Haul. It appears that the motorcycle rider did not have enough time to stop in the dense traffic.