Aurora, IL (July 28, 2020) – A man was killed following a motorcycle accident in Aurora. The collision took place on Friday evening, July 24, and involved a motorcycle and a sport-utility-vehicle. Local sources revealed that the accident took place at around 11:30 p.m. The site of the located at the 800 block of North Lake Street in front of the Northgate Shopping Center.
Three people inside the SUV were also injured in the crash. According to local reports, 31-year-old Jeffrey A. Dillard was riding a motorcycle south on N. Lake Street when a Jeep Cherokee turned into his path. There was reportedly a large crowd of bystanders at the scene when emergency responders arrived.
Paramedics from the Aurora Fire Department were present to assist Dillard and the three parties trapped inside the Jeep. The SUV reportedly overturned in the crash. Dillard was pronounced dead at the scene.
No further details on the crash have been reported at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeffrey A. Dillard at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to suffering fatal injuries than those traveling in passenger cars. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision. In Illinois, a total of 311,679 collisions were reported across the state in 2017. That year, motorcycles were only involved in 1.1% of reported car accidents. However, motorcycles were involved in nearly 15.4% of fatal collisions and 3.5% of crashes resulting in injuries that year.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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