Belvidere, IL (July 14, 2020) – Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who was killed in a Boone County accident on Friday, July 10. The incident took place that afternoon at around 3 p.m. at the intersection of IL-76 and Spring Creek Road. Albert Graziano, 63, was riding a motorcycle when he was fatally struck by a 2018 Jeep Cherokee.
The 21-year-old Rockford man driving the Jeep was reportedly turning onto IL-76 when he hit Graziano. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The driver of the Jeep also suffered injuries and was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Albert Graziano at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Boone County Deadly Motorcycle Accidents
Every day there are an estimated 10 motorcycle collisions reported across Illinois, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Of these accidents, nearly 99% result in injuries or death. Deadly motorcycle crashes are on the rise across the state, increasing to 956 reported fatalities in 2012. Since that year, motorcycle deaths have increased by 19%.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois motorcycle crash attorney. 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 to obtain compensation for damages.
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, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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