Each time there is a motorcycle collision, Illinois investigators have to painstakingly put the scene back together to determine precisely what occurred. It’s an intensive job, but it’s completely necessary. After all, some victims of a motorcycle collision cannot give their sides of the story.
This is the situation for a motorcycle crash that happened in Ogle County. Two motorcycles collided with one another, and both drivers were killed on contact. Consequently, neither male biker can give his feedback to help officials determine what led up to their motorcycles hitting one another.
One person who may be of help to authorities is a female passenger who was riding on one of the motorcycles. She was reportedly taken by life flight to a nearby medical facility due to critical injuries. There is no update as to her condition or prognosis.
Although press reports indicate that one of the motorcycles came across the lane, that fact — if it is accurate — may not paint a complete picture of what happened. To get a better indication of why the Illinois motorcycle collision occurred, it will be important to fully investigate the tragedy. In the meantime, the victims’ families, as well as the injured passenger, may wish to begin the process of assessing their right to pursue a lawsuit against whomever is deemed responsible for the crash. Each will need to rely upon evidence that the crash was caused by the negligence of another party. If presented successfully, such a lawsuit could help provide monies to offset the costs associated with being either hurt or killed in a motorcycle incident.
Source: bnd.com, “Sheriff: 2 killed in Illinois motorcycle crash“, , August 4, 2014