Plano, IL (May 31, 2020) – A female passenger on a motorcycle was killed following a collision in Plano on Friday afternoon, May 29th. Local authorities were called to the intersection of US-34 and Needham Road at around 2:14 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a 67-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman were riding north on Needham Road.
The bike operator was in a collision with a Jeep Cherokee at the intersection. A helicopter was called to the scene to transport the female passenger to a regional hospital, but she was later pronounced dead. The operator of the bike was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash. No citations have been filed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Deadly Motorcycle Accidents
In 2017, only 1.1% of reported crashes in Illinois involved motorcycle collisions. However, that same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for 15.4% of deadly crashes that year. Statistics show that riders are nearly 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another. It’s natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
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