A man from Aurora suffered injuries following an auto-motorcycle collision in Kendall County, Illinois. Accident reports released on Wednesday, October 14th, identified the victim as Shane C. Lewis, 25.
The Illinois State Police District 5 said the crash happened on Illinois Route 126 at the Will-Kendall County Line Road on Friday night. The investigators said the victim was heading east on R-126 on County Line Road on a motorcycle.
The police said a Jeep Wrangler driven by 24-year-old Rebecca K. Farrell of Plainfield headed west on the same roadway. The woman made a right turn onto County Line in front of Lewis’s motorcycle, causing him to strike her vehicle’s passenger’s side.
The motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and received treatment at an area hospital. The state police cited Farrell for failure to yield. There is no additional information.
Under the Illinois Vehicle Code, vehicles at intersections have to yield to each other. The law states that when two vehicles enter an intersection from different roadways simultaneously, the driver on the left must yield the right of way to the car on the right.
Common failure to yield accidents that can occur is the failure to yield to a flashing red or yellow light, failure to yield to a funeral procession, and failure to yield to emergency police, fire, or ambulance vehicles.
Others are failure to yield to a bicyclist in a bicycle lane or a motorcycle, failure to yield to children in a school zone, failure to yield when merging onto a highway or an expressway, and failure to yield to a pedestrian walking in a crosswalk or approaching a crossing area.
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