Rockford, IL (November 22, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision in Rockford resulted in the death of a motorcyclist on Saturday, November 21.
The deadly collision reportedly took place near the intersection of Newburg Road and Phelps Avenue. According to local sources, the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Newburg Road when he collided with an eastbound vehicle making a turn. The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The identity of the deceased victim has not been revealed at this time. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
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 more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in a car accident. According to findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or injury and riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision. In 2016, motorcycle accidents accounted for only 1.1% of reported collisions in Illinois. However, that same year, motorcycle crashes were involved in nearly 14.3% of traffic fatalities across 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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