Pontiac, IL (June 29, 2020) – A two-vehicle motorcycle collision resulted in one death in Pontiac on Saturday, June 27. The accident occurred on US-66 near East 1830 North Road at around 4:04 p.m. A 77-year-old motorcyclist from Dwight was reportedly killed in the accident.
According to local reports, a 20-year-old man driving a 2010 Jeep failed to stop at the intersection, colliding with the motorcyclist. The man was charged with failure to yield and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash. The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there were 154 motorcyclists killed in 2016. This was a nearly 4.8% increase from the previous year. There were 2,692 Illinois motorcyclists injured in 2016, a 1.9% increase.
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 an Illinois 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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