Dora, IL (August 20, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed following a deadly collision in Moultrie County on Wednesday afternoon, August 19.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, the crash occurred near the intersection of County Road 2400 North and County Road 400 East in Dora Township at around 12:52 p.m. Local sources revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling west on 2400 North when he was struck by a 2019 Ford.
Authorities reported that the Ford reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection. The motorcyclist collided with the driver’s side door of Ford and was ejected from the bike. The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead a the scene.
At this time, the identity of the deceased victim has not been released. The driver of the Ford was cited for failing to obey a stop sign.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
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 at greater risk of suffering fatal injuries in the event fo a crash involving a motor vehicle. According to findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision than those traveling in a passenger car. The Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that motorcycle crashes accounted for only 1.1% of the 311,679 reports car accidents in the state in 2017. However, motorcycle accidents were involved in 15.4% of fatal collisions and 3.5% of crashes resulting in injuries that year.
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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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