Ava, IL (September 6, 2020) – A man was killed and another was injured following a collision involving to all-terrain vehicles on Friday evening, September 4. The deadly accident took place south of Ava in Jackson County at around 10 p.m.
Initial reports revealed that 42-year-old Joshua Pierce was driving a utility-terrain vehicle southbound on Campground Road at the time of the accident. The vehicle reportedly collided with an ATV driven by his brother, 44-year-old Jeremy Pierce.
Joshua Pierce sustained injuries and was transported by helicopter to a hospital in St. Louis, Illinois for treatment. Jeremy Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The factors contributing to the accident have not been reported at this time.
No further updates on the accident have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jeremy Pierce at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly ATV Accidents in Illinois
Riding ATVs is a popular pastime across the country and provide a source of entertainment for Illinois residents. Unfortunately, riding ATVs can also be incredibly dangerous, and riders are at risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries. According to reports from the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, an estimated 93,800 ATV injuries required treatment in emergency rooms across the country in 2017. On average, there are 500 to 600 reported ATV-accident fatalities reported annually in the United States.
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 ATV accident.
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