• January 12, 2023

Larry Sosamon Killed in Truck Accident in Bellflower, IL

Bellflower, IL -- January 10, 2023, Larry Sosamon was killed as the result of an accident where a motorcycle and a semi-truck crashed.

Authorities said that the incident happened along Route 54 at State Street in afternoon hours. While exact circumstances are unclear, investigators believe that 75-year-old Larry Sosamon was on a motorcycle pulling through the Route 54 and State Street intersection. Doing so, a semi-truck hit him, resulting in Sosamon sustaining fatal injuries.

Larry Sosamon Killed in Truck Accident in Bellflower, IL

No further details are currently available, and I can only hope those in charge of getting more information actually give the crash the attention it deserves. I share the concerns motorcyclists and their loved ones have with people online speaking ill of the entire riding community just because they've seen a few bad apples being reckless. Having helped many of these riders and families, I know how safe riders can be. Unfortunately, I also know how little benefit of the doubt even authorities give to them after deadly accidents, and that can lead to them overlooking crucial information as they jump to conclusions based on their preconceived biases.

I certainly can't say what did or didn't happen here, and I wouldn't dare do so without clear evidence. My point is simply to remind people that making assumptions isn't going to help anyone. That's especially true when the only purpose of those hasty conclusions is to disparage someone who isn't around to defend themselves. The prudent thing to do would be to respect the grieving family and for investigators to get as much evidence as possible to let it speak for itself.


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