Woodstock, IL (July 27, 2020) – A motorcyclist from Algonquin, Illinois was killed following a two-vehicle collision in Woodstock. The accident took place on Saturday morning, July 25 at around 11:50 a.m. The Woodstock Police Department reported that the site of the crash was located on IL-47 near the area of Davis Road and S. Seminary Avenue.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found the rider lying on the roadway. The 56-year-old motorcyclist was assessed at the scene by paramedics and then transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois where he was later pronounced dead.
Initial reports revealed that the two vehicles involved in the crash were a white Ford F-150 pickup truck and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The driver of the pickup, 59-year-old Glen R. Lillund of Fox River Grove, Illinois, denied medical attention at the scene. Lillund was issued two traffic citations for failure to yield at a stop intersection and expired driver’s license.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by the McHenry County Major Crash Assistance Team. No further updates are available at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that motorcyclists were 27 times more likely to be killed in a collision. Despite only making up 3% of reported vehicles in the United States, motorcycles are involved in nearly 14% of traffic fatalities each year. According to NHTSA, nearly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death.
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 in Illinois, 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 wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
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 through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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