Nunda, IL (June 5, 2020) – A Crystal Lake man is currently facing charges for driving under the influence after a deadly motorcycle collision in Nunda Township on Thursday, June 4th. The crash occurred near the intersection of State Route 31 and Drake Drive at around 4:38 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a black sports utility vehicle collided with a silver SUV on IL-31.
The silver SUV then crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a motorcyclist. The rider was taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois where they were later pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased party has not been reported at this time.
The driver of the black SUV, Robert A. Roth, 69, was arrested for DUI. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Fatal Motorcycle Collisions
There were 5,172 motorcyclists reportedly killed across the country in 2017. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable on the road and are also harder to see than other vehicles. In 2011, around 15.4% of roadway fatalities involved motorcycle accidents in Illinois.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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