Schiller Park, IL (May 6, 2020) – On Sunday night, a 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Schiller Park, Illinois. The accident occurred at the 9500 block of Lawrence Avenue. At around 7:45 p.m., Andrew Westfallen of Wonder Lake, Illinois collided with another vehicle.
Westfallen was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by responding paramedics. According to local reports, a motorcycle was traveling west on Lawrence Avenue when it collided with a 2013 Hyundai Sonota turning north onto Wesley Terrace. The 41-year-old driver of the Hyundai was uninjured.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Andrew Westfallen at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcycle crashes are greatly over-represented in roadway fatalities across the state of Illinois. Statistics show that riders are nearly 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Motorcycle fatalities in Illinois are up 19% since 2012.
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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