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7th Fatal Motorcycle Accident In September Kills Woman

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The 2000 Honda motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed on the outbound Kennedy Expressway when it rear-ended a vehicle near Division Street, shortly before 2 a.m., an Illinois State Police District Chicago sergeant said.

A witness said the motorcyle was going at least 80 or 85 mph.

The 20-year-old woman, whose identity was withheld pending family notification, was ejected from the motorcycle, landed in the roadway, and was struck by a car, police said.

The man driving the motorcycle was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Hospital.

Only the man was wearing a helmet, police said.

Shortly after the Kennedy was re-opened to traffic, another accident was reported near Division Street. In that case, a vehicle reportedly struck a wall sometime after 4 a.m.

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I also saw it on the news this morning. It was a yellow/black CBR that they showed. The trooper they interviewed said it happen at 2am and they were just coming from downtown. He made it sound like they rear-ended the car. This is really getting grim, it seems every weekend it's another death. And it does not seem to be cagers that are killing them but rather squidly riding or people riding beyond their ability. Like stated the rider had a helmet and is still alive and the female passenger did not have a helmet and died on the scene. This is the exact reason I will never let anyone on the back of my bike without gear, no matter how hot they are. Just think if this guy pulls thru he is going to have to live with that the rest of his life. I wouldn't be able to do it, I would always feel that I was responsible even if the passenger didn't want to wear it. My wishes go to both families. Let's hope this is the last one we hear about for the year.

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Heard about this on the radio this morning. They were claiming that the person was in the left lane and saw the bike coming up fast and changed lanes right when the bike was going to swerve around them. They said she was 20 and her name was Michelle. I forgot what town they said she was from.


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Heard about this on the radio this morning. They were claiming that the person was in the left lane and saw the bike coming up fast and changed lanes right when the bike was going to swerve around them. They said she was 20 and her name was Michelle. I forgot what town they said she was from.


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Wow, that sucks. I suppose you can't expect people to know that you're going to use them as a chicane. I had heard that woman who died was hit by a car after she was tossed from the bike.

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I hope all these accident reports slow down with it becoming colder... and stay down for next season. R.I.P.

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Unreal...this is becoming a regular thing for the Monday morning news...i feel so bad for that girl's family, R.I.P. If that guy does come outta this alive, he's gonna wanna kill himself cuz i know i would
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Her name was Michelle Miller apparently.

RIP.

I agree with the assessment that the bike looks like there was little to no front end impact. That looks like the bike rear ending the car story is wrong.

i would say it was rearended or just plain lost control and slide into the car.

either way. RIP to the female.

my prayers are with the rider who survived.
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Heard about this on the radio this morning. They were claiming that the person was in the left lane and saw the bike coming up fast and changed lanes right when the bike was going to swerve around them. They said she was 20 and her name was Michelle. I forgot what town they said she was from.


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She was from Harwood Heights.

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seriously this year has deffinetly taken the cake for most accdents reported.

its sad to see that a majority of them are due to poor decisions on part of the rider.

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RIP to the poor girl and her family.

I always wondered how those pre-ride conversations went:

"Okay honey, hop on the back while I strap my helmet on and fix my gear."

"Cool. Should I have a helmet?"

"Nah, you're fine."



I just can't fathom that decision. Period. I see it all the time around the city and it just makes me sick. You put someone's life in your hands and you don't care enough to strap the lid on THEIR head?! Ugh... Poor girl should have told this asshat to find another passenger.

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Again?! This is gettting waaay out of hand... .. R.I.P.
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Just heard the news and they stated that the biker rear ended a car and caused the car to crash. I don't get it, if you look at the bikes front, it looks untouched. And the bike is not a honda, or is it? It looks like a Gixxer to me. Wierd man. I hope that the season ends ok and have less deaths nect year. All I can say is that after all this shit on the news is going to cause legislation to make laws like the helmet law and what not. Shit man, gotta love America
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cbs says it happened at 4am...

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/lo...271094411.html

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The front does look pretty un-scaved for a head on...
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In a front end collision like this, the front tire and fender hit the bumper of the car first. That is why there is not much damage to the front of the bike.

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In a head on collision, the front tire and fender hit the bumper of the car first. That is why there is not much damage to the front of the bike.
yeah, they hit it FIRST, at 80MPH it'll go past that..
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yeah, they hit it FIRST, at 80MPH it'll go past that..
The point was brought up in the other thread that the difference in speed could have only been about 15 MPH between the car and the bike. That would be enough to make them go down but not do too much damage to the front.

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yeah, they hit it FIRST, at 80MPH it'll go past that..
But it's not hitting the car at 80 MPH...

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RIP to the poor girl and her family.

I always wondered how those pre-ride conversations went:

"Okay honey, hop on the back while I strap my helmet on and fix my gear."

"Cool. Should I have a helmet?"

"Nah, you're fine."



I just can't fathom that decision. Period. I see it all the time around the city and it just makes me sick. You put someone's life in your hands and you don't care enough to strap the lid on THEIR head?! Ugh... Poor girl should have told this asshat to find another passenger.

...shame.
Could have gone the other way... Could have been the girl telling the guy to wear the helmet so she would have the piece of mind that he could see. They were on the highway. Anyway... I'm not condoning it, I never take a pass without at least a helmet and decent jacket, but I do know more then one person who has tried to give their helmet to the passenger and the passenger telling them to wear it instead.

Shame indeed.

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Just saw on the 5 o'clock news that they were speculating that the rider was drunk. If that was the case, he deserves everything that the law could throw at him.
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NO MORE.... this sucks... RIP

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there was an accident this morning too.. on Irving Park and Manneheim... saw the bike but not the rider... hope he is ok?

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Yep, .108 blood-alchohol found in the rider. That's like chugging 4-5 beers and going riding.

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Yeah the rider was drunk. Seriously do these people not see the news about all the other deaths this month? This is becoming real sad.
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Not very smart to drink and then go riding - I just hate hearing stories like this week after week.

I also saw an accident on Irving Park and Manheim this morning - The bike and an SUV were there and two people talking. Hope everyone is alright.
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Rookie Stunter - that's DEFINATELLY not a gixxer.

Don't be too hard on him...the guy on Newsradio 780 this morning said it was a "Honda Ninja-type".

All I can say is we'd all better be careful, between all these accidents and the news stories lately, we're going to be under the microscope even more.

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