Authorities investigate Illinois man’s death in double motorcycle crash

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A 47-year-old man was killed in a two-motorcycle crash in Franklin County, Illinois. Authorities said they suspected alcohol may have played a role in the nighttime accident.

The motorcycle accident occurred on Route 37 south of West Frankfort. According to witness accounts, both riders were ejected from their motorcycles when they collided. The front motorcycle was attempting to turn when the second one hit it from behind.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene after a witness called 911. Jason Andrew Call, 47, was pronounced dead. The other motorcycle rider suffered head trauma from the impact and was airlifted to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

The Franklin County Sheriff Department is investigating the crash. Authorities said neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries such as brain trauma, spinal cord damage and broken limbs. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg.

We understand that motorcycle riders can sometimes be unfairly labeled as reckless even though they are not at fault. Our motorcycle accident attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies and pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses related to the crash. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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