• May 24, 2017

Robert Welsh Killed in Accident in Macoupin County, IL

Macoupin County, IL -- A crash between a motorcycle and a semi-truck left 47-year-old Robert Welsh dead Monday, May 22, 2017 in Macoupin County, IL.

Based upon media reports, it appears the motorcycle collided with a semi-truck while the truck was attempting a left turn on Mt. Olive Road. The collision cause Mr. Welsh to be ejected from the bike. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead.

The driver of the truck, who remains unidentified, was left without injuries in the incident.

The official investigation is ongoing.

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Commentary

I know motorcycle riders are often characterized as behaving recklessly; roaring down the highway at high speeds. But, like many stereotypes, this probably doesn't apply. Though it's possible the media report got this one right, we owe it to all involved to delve deeper into what happened by conducting a more thorough investigation. There's always a chance the media and police reports left out vital details, and/or got it all wrong.

--Grossman Law Offices

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