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Posted on June 23, 2015 by

Motorcyclist Dies After Collision With Postal Truck

Sharing the road with many different sizes and types of vehicles can be overwhelming at times, especially when you’re one of the smallest. Motorcycles drive on the same road as cars and tractor trailers, but are in more danger of injury should an accident occur.

An article in the St. Louis Post- Dispatch reports about a 69-year old Wood River man who was riding his 1982 Honda Goldwing Aspencade with his wife on Tuesday afternoon on the edge of Highland. The driver of the motorcycle was headed west on St. Rose Road when he collided with a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck, who was headed south on Iberg Road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife and the driver of the postal service truck were taken to the hospital with injuries. Highland Police and Illinois State Police are investigating the accident.

Often times, motorcyclists are placed in such danger because of carelessness and lack of attention by other drivers on the road. Aside from this, improperly maintained roadways and construction zones can present dangerous obstacles to a motorcycle driver. Many times, motorcycle accident fault is wrongly placed on the driver of the motorcycle.

Have you or a loved one been in an automobile accident while riding a motorcycle? Has someone you know died from a motorcycle accident? Call your St. Louis Personal injury accident attorneys and let us properly investigate for you!