Witnesses reported that Davis was traveling south on Halstead and was in the turn lane. Rather than turning at the intersection, the motorcycle continued to travel straight and collided with a car that was in the northbound turn lane.
Davis was reportedly in critical condition when he was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center. He died in the hospital as a result of his injuries.
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than occupants of cars because motorcycles offer less protection to riders than other types of motor vehicles. Motorcyclists are also at risk because they are not as visible to drivers as other vehicles on the road. The combination makes the road far deadlier for people on two wheels than for those traveling on four.
One of the best pieces of protective gear a motorcyclist can use is a helmet. Helmets can prevent death and reduce the likelihood of brain injuries. Many states have acknowledged the importance of motorcycle helmets and enacted motorcycle helmet laws that require either allow certain classes of motorcyclists to wear helmets when riding. Illinois is one of just three states that has no such law.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), only 44.6% of motorcyclists in Illinois use a helmet. The helmet usage rates in Illinois are far lower than in other parts of the country. In 2016, the national rate of motorcycle helmet use was 65.3%. In states where there are universal helmet laws, the use is even higher at 79.6%.
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