2 Illinois Motorcycle Accidents Exactly 72 Hours Apart Could Lead to Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Lawsuits.
Riding a motorcycle in Illinois can be dangerous in certain conditions or at certain times of day. But if you are a motorcyclist, perhaps you should stay off your bike at 12:56pm each weekday. That's because on Friday and Monday at that precise time, authorities reported motorcycle accidents which were caused by other motorists.
Friday's crash occurred in Aurora when a 1990 Honda GT647 was traveling north on Hill Avenue. Aurora Police say that a Chevy Traverse crossover vehicle heading east on Summit Avenue pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The bike struck the rear passenger side of the Chevy, and the 23-year old man riding it had to be transported to Rush Copley Medical Center with serious head injuries. The Chevy sped away from the scene, and police are still searching for its driver.
Then exactly 72 hours later in Chicago, another motorcycle accident occurred near the intersection of Marquette Road and Evans Avenue, less than a half mile northeast of I-90. Chicago Police say that the bike was struck by another vehicle, which propelled the motorcycle into a tree. The motorcyclist was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but later died of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was questioned by police.
In both cases, it appears that the drivers of the "four-wheeled" vehicles are at fault. The family members of the Chicago crash victim may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the offending vehicle. And once the driver of the Chevy is located and identified in Aurora, the 23-year old man who was hurt could file a personal injury lawsuit against him or her. These suits could order the defendants to pay reimbursement for hospital expenses as well as damages for pain and suffering.
Category: Motorcycle Crashes
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