Joliet, IL (August 21, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed after being involved in a deadly collision involving another vehicle in Joliet on Thursday, August 20. Local reported that the collision occurred near the intersection of Interstate 80 and S. Chicago Street (IL-53).
Initial sources revealed that 55-year-old Henry R. Young of Lockport, Illinois was traveling by motorcycle on S. Chicago Street at the time of the collision. For unknown reasons, Young was involved in a collision with another vehicle. Young sustained critical injuries and was taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for treatment.
Young was pronounced dead at around 3:45 p.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. The cause and manner of the victim’s death are currently pending. No further updates on the accident are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway, and more details will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Henry R. Young at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are at greater risk of sustaining fatal injuries in the event of an accident involving another vehicle. According to findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash compared to passenger-vehicle occupants. There were 3,756 motorcycle collisions reported across Illinois in 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. These crashes resulted in the deaths of 145 riders and nearly 3,020 injuries. Motorcycle accidents accounted for nearly 15.8% of traffic fatalities that year.
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) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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