Chicago, IL (September 5, 2020) – One person was killed and another seriously injured following a motorcycle accident in Chicago’s South Side on Friday morning, September 4.
Initial reports revealed that the crash occurred on Dan Ryan Expressway near W. 47th Street at around 12:40 a.m. Witnesses at the scene revealed that a dark-colored vehicle struck the motorcycle, causing the operator and passenger to be ejected from the bike. The motorcycle struck a concrete median on Interstate 94
Both the motorcyclist and the passenger were thrown onto the Red Line tracks along W. 47th Street. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency responders arrived. Another injured party was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center with serious injuries.
No further updates on the accident have been reported at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago
Riding a motorcycle offers a unique sense of freedom, but with this freedom comes an increased risk of serious injury. By design, motorcycle riders are more exposed to the dangers of the road and consequently suffer more fatal injuries in the event fo a crash. Studies have found that riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash compared to a passenger vehicle occupant. In Illinois, motorcycle accidents accounted for nearly 14.6% of roadway fatalities in 2016, despite only making up 1.1% of reported collisions 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, a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kmlltdlaw, 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 Chicago 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 Chicago motorcycle accident.
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