Waukegan, IL (July 3, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Waukegan on Tuesday, June 30. At around 1:30 p.m., a 44-foot semi-truck collided with a 2012 Harvey Davidson motorcycle. Both vehicles were traveling north when they collided at the 2200 block of North Lewis Avenue.
The motorcyclist was reportedly traveling in the lane closest to the curb. The rider on the bike was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details on the crash are known at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the collisions is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
In 2016, the state of Illinois experienced a 4.3% increase in motorcycle crash fatalities. That year, motorcycle crashes accounted for 14.3% of reported roadway deaths in the state. A total of 154 motorcyclists were killed in Illinois in 2016.
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 a 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 deadly motorcycle accident.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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