Chicago, IL (June 12, 2020) – On Monday, June 8th, a man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Chicago’s South Side. At around 9:24 a.m., a 45-year-old man riding a Honda motorcycle was struck by a GMC. The crash took place at the 4500 block of S. Racine Avenue.
The motorcyclist was identified as Samuel Perez. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. No further updates are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Samuel Perez at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Chicago
There were 956 car accidents reported in Illinois in 2012. That year, motorcycle fatalities increased by 16% from 2011. There were 148 deadly motorcycle crashes reported in the state in 2012.
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 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) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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