Poplar Grove, IL (May 17, 2020) – An all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) accident on Friday, May 15th, left one juvenile dead and another injured in Poplar Grove. The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. Authorities were called to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Beech Bay Road and Waco Way.
Initial reports revealed that two ATVs collided traveling west on Waco Way. An 18-year-old male and an unidentified juvenile were transported to Javon Bea Mercy Hospital for treatment. The juvenile was later pronounced dead, and the 18-year-old was stated to be in stable condition.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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 and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Fatal ATV Crashes
Each year, around 135,000 people nationwide are injured in ATV accidents. Annually, nearly 700 people lose their lives in these accidents. Around one-third of those killed in ATV accidents are under the age of 16.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is almost unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, 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. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we 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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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