Woodford Co, IL (November 8, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed after being involved in a crash with a pickup truck in Woodford County on Friday afternoon, November 6.
The site of the crash was reportedly located between Germantown Hills and Metamora on IL-116. Local authorities reported that 66-year-old Douglass Schaidle was riding a motorcycle eastbound on the highway when he collided with a pickup at around 3:10 p.m. The truck had reportedly just pulled onto the highway from Nofsinger Road.
Schaidle sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup, Kevin Ulrich of Pekin, Illinois, was uninjured. Ulrich was cited for failure to yield.
No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Douglas Schaidle at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
Motorcyclists are at greater risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of reported motorcycle collisions result in death or serious injury. Motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash. More than half of fatal motorcycle crashes involve the rider colliding with another vehicle.
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, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., 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 Illinois 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 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois motorcycle accident.
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