Alton, IL (September 11, 2020) – A woman riding a motorcycle was killed in a drunk driving collision on Labor Day in Alton.
Initial reports revealed that the deadly accident occurred in front of Abbot Machine Co. on Mc Adams Parkway. At the time of the crash, 44-year-old Erin L. Arras was pulling out of the parking lot and crashed into a motorcycle. The bike’s passenger, 27-year-old Natasha J. Dillinger, was killed in the crash.
Dillinger was pronounced dead soon after the accident. The operator of the motorcycle also sustained injuries in the collision. Arras was charged with aggravated driving under the influence causing death. No further updates on the collision have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Natasha J. Dillinger at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Statistics show that motorcyclists are more likely to be killed in the event of a crash. According to findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of motorcycle crashes result in death or injury and riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a collision. Thousands of people are killed in motorcycle crashes each year. In Illinois, there were 145 motorcyclists killed in collisions statewide in 2011.
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. Kmlltdlaw 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) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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