Burbank, IL (April 24, 2020) – On Sunday, April 19th, a man riding a motorcycle was fatally struck in the Burbank, Illinois area. The 45-year-old man was riding when he was struck by a Ford at the 8500 block of S. Cicero Avenue at around 3:30 p.m. The victim was later identified as Daniel Butler by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The Ford was reportedly making a left turn at the time of the accident. Butler was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois where he was later pronounced dead. The 56-year-old man driving the Ford was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Unit.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
More than 5,000 motorcyclists are killed each year across the country. Motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national traffic fatalities. Statistics show that riders are nearly 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death lawsuit, a representative of the decedent’s estate – usually a close family member – seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death.
At Kent M. Luaccioni, Ltd., our Illinois wrongful death attorneys understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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