Naperville, IL (July 29, 2020) – A 23-year-old man from Addison, Illinois was killed in a motorcycle accident in Naperville. According to local sources, the accident took place late on Monday night, July 27. The collision involved a motorcycle and another vehicle and took place on the east side of the city at around 6 p.m.
Initial reports revealed that the crash involved a Nissan Sentra and a Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle. The 68-year-old Lisle man driving the Nissan was reportedly traveling west on Ogden Avenue when he made a left turn onto Naperville-Wheaton Road. The Sentra turned into the path of the eastbound motorcyclist, and both vehicles collided.
The rider of the motorcycle was transported to a medical facility in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the Nissan was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn. According to local sources, the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Naperville-Wheaton Road was closed until 11:45 p.m. that evening.
No further updates are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the Naperville Police Department.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago
Motorcyclists face a unique set of risks when they travel on the roads of Chicago. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash. There were 311,679 total car accidents reported across Illinois in 2017. That year, motorcycles were involved in roughly 1.1% of reports collisions across the state. However, motorcycles were involved in 15.4% of deadly crashes and 3.5% of collisions resulting in injuries.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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