St Charles, IL (June 16, 2020) – A 24-year-old man from Chicago was killed following a motorcycle collision in St. Charles on Sunday, June 14th. The collision occurred at the intersection of N. 5th Avenue and Country Club Road. Jorge Perez reportedly collided head-on with an SUV at the intersection.
Initial reports reveal that Perez was traveling with a large group of riders and was trying to catch up. Perez crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the other vehicle head-on. He was transported to Delnor Hospital where he was pronounced dead later that evening.
Local authorities are currently investigating the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jorge Perez at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Out of 311,679 crashes vehicle collisions reported in Illinois in 2017, only 1.1% involved motorcycles. However, 15.4% were deadly motorcycle crashes in Illinois. Statistics show that motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to die in the event of a crash.
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 an Illinois 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.
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