Dora, IL (August 22, 2020) – Authorities have released the identity of the Lovington man who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Moultrie County on Wednesday, August 19. The crash reportedly occurred near Dora Township at the intersection of County Road 2400 North and County Road 400 East at around 12:52 p.m.
The deceased motorcyclist was later identified by authorities as 52-year-old Michael Castelli. Initial reports revealed that a 2019 Ford driven by 24-year-old Dylan Tucker of Taylorville, Illinois traveling southbound on County Road 400 East when he disobeyed a stop sign and entered the intersection. The westbound motorcyclist was struck by the driver’s side door of the vehicle, causing Castelli to be ejected from the bike.
Tucker was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. He was also cited for disobeying a stop sign. At this time, the cause of the crash has not been reported at this time.
No further updates are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Castelli at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Moultrie County
Motorcyclists are at greater risk of suffering fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Each year, motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national roadway fatalities. There were 3,756 reported motorcycle collisions in Illinois in 2011, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. These collisions contributed to a total of 145 deaths and 3,020 reported injuries. That year, motorcycle crashes accounted for nearly 15.8% of fatalities in the state, while only representing 1.3% of collisions overall.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois motorcycle accident attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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