Skokie, IL (September 5, 2020) – A teenage boy was killed following a motorcycle accident in Skokie on Thursday, September 3, on Howard Street.
First responders and officials from the Skokie Police Department were called to the scene of the accident at the 3500 block of Howard Street at around 9:45 a.m. The victim was reportedly traveling eastbound on the roadway by motorcycle at the time of the accident. Local sources reported that a sedan pulled out of a parking lot and into the path of the motorcycle.
The rider of the motorcycle was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. At this time, the identity of the deceased victim has not been released at this time.
The 65-year-old driver of the sedan was also hospitalized. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Crashes in Illinois
Motorcycle riders are at greater risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bikers are nearly 27 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in the event of a crash. The majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers who fail to yield the right of way. In 2011, there were 145 motorcyclists killed in vehicle collisions across Illinois, and a total of 3,020 bikers sustained injuries in accidents in the state.
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 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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