Alton, IL (April 16, 2020) – Authorities revealed that Tyler D. Slack, 22, was killed following a motorcycle accident in Alton, Illinois on Tuesday night, April 14th. Slack’s Suzuki motorcycle collided with a Hyundai Tucson SUV at the intersection of Homer Adams Parkway and Buckmaster Lane. Officials revealed that the Hyundai made a turn onto Buckmaster Lane from Homer Adams Parkway, colliding with the motorcycle at around 6:46 p.m.
Slack was reportedly wearing a helmet and was ejected from the bike. The victim was transported to OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center where he was later pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m. No charges have been filed at this time.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the collision.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Tyler D. Slack at this time.
Motorcycle Accident in Illinois
Year after year, motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national roadway fatalities. Despite only accounting for 1.1 percent of crashes in Illinois in 2017, motorcycle collisions accounted for 15.4 percent of fatal accidents. There were a reported 311,679 motorcycle collisions in the state that year.
By design, motorcycles leave their riders at risk of being seriously injured. Sadly, many drivers don’t look out for motorcycles as they should. Surviving family members should consult with a qualified Illinois motorcycle crash attorney to discuss lost compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we can help you recover after the loss of a loved one. We will fight to make sure that you and your family are protected. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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