An Illinois man, whose daughter was killed in a car accident, was killed on Saturday in a motorcycle accident. According to the Illinois State Police, 53-year-old Scott Porter collided with another motorcycle on Illinois Route 3 in Rockwood. Porter was operating a motorcycle northbound when he struck a motorcycle driven by 27-year-old Ricky Niemeyer. State Trooper Chris Watkins reported that Niemeyer was attempting an illegal u-turn when Porter came around a bend in the road and the vehicles collided. Porter was transported by medical helicopter and was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the hospital. Niemeyer and his passenger, Michelle Kent were transported by ambulance to the hospital where they remain in stable condition. Niemeyer was issued citations for the illegal u-turn and for not having the proper motorcycle certification. In January, Scott Porter’s daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident along with an Illinois teen.
Every year thousands of drivers choose to operate motorcycles for the purpose of commuting and recreation. Motorcyclists are at risk of being seriously injured or killed in a traffic accident occurs due to their small size. While some motorcyclists are responsible for motorcycle accidents because of their reckless driving, it is typically more common for drivers of passenger vehicles to be liable. Negligent driving causes thousands of motorcycle accidents that could have been prevented. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
The experienced St. Louis area motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 in compensation. Our attorney will investigate the accident, plan and execute a strategy to hold all negligent drivers accountable for your accident. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.