Peoria, IL (October 11, 2020) – A man was killed in a minibike collision involving another motor vehicle in Peoria on Friday, October 9.
The crash reportedly occurred near the intersection of Lignonier Street and Marquette Street. Authorities reported that a 40-year-old man riding a mini bike was struck at around 6:30 p.m. The male rider was found unresponsive at the scene by responding emergency personnel.
Despite life-saving measures from paramedics, the man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident was also hospitalized for sustained injuries. The deceased victim was later identified as Edwin Bolan of Peoria.
No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are much more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision, and roughly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or injury. There were 3,756 motorcycle accidents reported across Illinois in 2011, contributing to a total of 145 motorcycle fatalities.
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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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