Chicago, IL (April 5, 2020) – A 26-year-old man was killed following a motorcycle crash in the Elmwood Park area of Chicago. The accident occurred on Thursday evening, April 1st, at the 7800 block of West Belmont Avenue. At around 6:15 p.m., Mateusz Poniatowski’s motorcycle collided with a motor vehicle.
Poniatowski suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Few details on the accident have been made public at this time. His autopsy revealed that he died due to multiple injuries sustained in the accident. No further details have been disclosed.
The Chicago Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mateusz Poniatowski at this time.
Deadly Chicago Motorcycle Accidents
Many drivers fail to watch for motorcyclists as they should. Motorcyclists are overrepresented in national roadway fatalities, despite an overall decrease in motorcycle deaths in recent years. Motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to die in the event of a crash than other roadway travelers.
Motorcyclists have little protecting them in the event of a crash. Riders often make contact with the road, magnifying the severity of resulting injuries. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Chicago motorcycle crash lawyer.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you obtain a fair settlement after an accident. We believe in helping those who have lost a family member in a sudden accident. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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