Quincy, IL (August 27, 2020) – A deadly collision involving a motorcycle and a mini-van in Quincy on Thursday, August 20, resulted in the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist. Local sources revealed that the accident occurred at around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of N. 36th Street and Broadway Street.
According to local authorities, 19-year-old Nathaniel Gilbert of Quincy reportedly left the K-Mart parking lot located at the 3701 block of Broadway Street to travel west on N. 36th Street. Gilbert was traveling by motorcycle when he collided with a minivan traveling south on the roadway.
Gilbert was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois in critical condition. Reports from the Quincy Police Department revealed that he succumbed to his injuries four days later on Monday, August 24.
The driver of the minivan was also injured following the accident and taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment. No further updates are currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nathaniel Gilbert at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists have to follow a totally different set of rules when traveling on the road. With the greater freedom that comes with riding a motorcycle, there are also increased risks. There were nearly 88,000 motorcycle injuries and 5,000 fatalities resulting from motorcycle accidents last year alone. Of the nearly 311,670 collisions reported across Illinois in 2017, only 1.1% involved motorcycle crashes. However, motorcycle accidents were involved in nearly 15.4% of deadly crashes and 3.5% of injury accidents 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.
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