Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous at times. In fact, operating a motorcycle is often more dangerous than operating other types of vehicles due to the riders being more exposed. This can result in a higher chance of injury and death for a motorcyclist involved in a motorcycle accident in Illinois.
This is what happened recently when a motorcyclist was involved in a crash with a passenger car in late March. The motorcyclist was quickly rushed to the hospital following the crash. He was being treated for serious head trauma when he was finally pronounced dead by the hospital staff. His family was contacted by the hospital staff, as well as county officials, shortly thereafter.
The decedent was going northbound on the road on his motorcycle. At the same time a 16-year-old girl was driving a compact car in the opposite direction. Apparently, the driver of the car was attempting to make a left turn at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist was 25 years of age when he died at the local medical facility.
The authorities are currently investigating the deadly motorcycle accident in Illinois in order to gain a clearer picture of the events that led to the wreck. There have yet to be any reports that point to a cause for the crash. However, the family of the decedent may want to pay close attention to any further information revealed during the investigation. This evidence can be important in a potential wrongful death lawsuit, which could result in monetary compensation for the family’s loss and suffering.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “Motorcycle rider from Crown Point dies from crash injuries“, March 18, 2015