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Motorcycle accident causes death and injury in Illinois

Motorists should always be prepared for the unexpected. However, there are times when there is not much a person can do when something unexpected happens. This is definitely the case when one is driving on the road along with other motorists. One couple found this out the hard way when they were involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Illinois recently.

The accident happened at around 9:13 a.m. in mid-July when a husband and his wife were riding on the motorcycle down the freeway. The husband was driving the motorcycle while his wife was a passenger. Both the husband and wife were 53 years of age.

While the couple was riding eastbound on the freeway, a 2013 Chevrolet SUV was reportedly heading westbound. According to authorities, the SUV, driven by a 76-year-old woman, lost control and ran off the road. Apparently, the SUV had overcorrected and then crossed the path of the couple’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The two vehicles collided, killing the wife and seriously injuring the husband.

Although no lawsuits have yet to be filed as a result of the fatal motorcycle accident, the husband may want to consider taking some legal action. Those who are injured in an accident in Illinois may be able to obtain some monetary reimbursement for damages suffered by filing a personal injury lawsuit. This can help with any medical bills resulting from treatment received while in the hospital. The husband may also want to consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit to compensate for the death of his wife.

Source: Quincy Herald-Whig, “Chicago Ridge woman dies in motorcycle accident on U.S. 24”, , July 21, 2014