Woodstock, IL (July 13, 2020) – A 69-year-old Genoa man was killed following a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in rural Woodstock. The accident occurred early Saturday morning, July 11, near the intersection of IL-176 and Dean Street. The deceased victim was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was ejected from his bike in the collision at around 10:30 a.m.
According to local reports, a 31-year-old DuPage County woman in a Toyota Corolla had pulled over to the side of the road to make a turn at the intersection. The motorcyclist struck the rear of the Corolla and was thrown from his bike. He was transported to a medical facility in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reveals that there are nearly ten motorcycle crashes reported across Illinois every single day. Of these crashes, nearly 99% result in injury or death. In 2015, motorcycle collisions accounted for only 1.1% of total collisions across the state, but motorcycle fatalities accounted for nearly 15.8% of roadway deaths that year. A report from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) found that motorcycle crashes cost the United States around $16 billion annually.
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 a 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 (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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