Avon, IL (August 14, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, August 12, a utility-terrain vehicle accident outside of Avon resulted in one man being killed and another victim suffering injuries. Initial reports revealed that the accident took place on E. Roberts Road at around 7:27 p.m.
Multiple emergency response units were called to the scene of the accident, including the Fulton County Sherrif’s Office, Avon Fire Rescue, and GHAS Ambulance. The driver of the vehicle had been ejected in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 46-year-old Chad Black from Abingdon, Illinois.
A passenger on the vehicle, identified as 52-year-old Julie Boys also from Abingdon, sustained injuries and was treated at the scene by responding paramedics.
Initial reports from the site of the crash revealed that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Roberts Road when the driver failed to navigate a curve and left the roadway. The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn.
At this time, no further updates on the crash have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Chad Black at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly ATV Accidents in Fulton County
All-terrain vehicles are not intended to be used on public roadways. When riders choose to use ATVs on the road, they are at risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident. A reported 93,000 injuries related to ATV accidents were treated in emergency rooms across the country in 2017. Each year, an estimated 600 deadly ATV accidents take place in the United States. The majority of these collisions involve victims under the age of 16.
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 ATV accident.
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