North Riverside, IL (March 8, 2020) – A fatal crash was reported in North Riverside, Illinois on Saturday night, March 7th. The collision took place at the 2000 block of South Harlem Avenue. Eduardo Galvez, 29, of Addison, Illinois was reportedly killed after being involved in a crash with a motorcycle.
At this time, it’s unknown if Galvez was a passenger of the car or the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead by the medical examiner’s office at around 7:10 p.m. No further updates on the crash have been provided.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Eduardo Galvez at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
By their nature and design, motorcycles leave their riders extremely vulnerable in the event of a crash. Riders have little shielding them from the roadway and are often ejected during an accident. This can result in significant forces acting upon the victim, resulting in potentially fatal injuries.
15.4 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois involved motorcycles in 2017, despite motorcycle collisions only being involved in 1.1 percent of reported accidents. Motorcycle crashes are often fatal for riders due to the lack of protection afforded to them. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation by contacting a qualified Illinois wrongful death attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we can help injured parties and their families pursue all possible avenues for compensation. We make sure that no stone is left unturned and that you recover the full value of your claim. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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