Hallock, IL (January 22, 2020) – A 20-year-old man from Chillicothe, Illinois was killed after the ATV he was riding on flipped over near Peoria, Illinois. On Friday, January 17th, at around 1:30 a.m., the ATV Brandon M. Buckley was riding on overturned at the 19900 block of Centerville Road in Hallock, Illinois. Authorities reported that Buckley suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was likely killed on impact.
The Polaris RZR all-terrain vehicle was driven by Michael R. Ladd, 28, also of Chillicothe, who was arrested following the accident for aggravated driving under the influence. Ladd was taken to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical center for treatment of sustained injuries after the crash. Both parties were reportedly traveling in inclement weather at the time of the crash.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Brandon M. Buckley at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly ATV Accidents in Illinois
ATVs can be dangerous, especially in inclement conditions. ATVs are meant for off-road recreation and entertainment, but when they are taken to the roads, they often cause serious crashes. A majority of ATV crashes could have been prevented if proper safety measures had been taken.
On average, 135,000 people are injured in ATV collisions each year. 700 people suffer fatal victims following an ATV crash. In some cases, surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation for their injuries.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you after the loss of a loved one. Our Illinois wrongful death lawyers believe in helping families recover after a tragic accident. Contact our firm today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve recently lost a loved one in a sudden crash.
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