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Two dead in Illinois motorcycle accident

An Illinois motorcycle accident resulted in two people killed Sunday night in Elk Grove Village, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Chicago Tribune reported that based on the Elk Grove Village press release, Illinois police officers responded Sunday evening around 7:40 p.m. to a call of a crash of a black Harley Davidson traveling westbound on Higgins Road. The 31-year old motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene; he was identified as a Schaumburg resident. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, the motorcycle accident victim died of multiple injuries. The driver’s girlfriend, a 32 year-old Schaumburg resident, also died of multiple personal injuries sustained in the Illinois motorcycle accident Sunday night. She was pronounced dead at local Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Police indicated that the cause of the deadly Illinois motorcycle accident is still under investigation.

The Illinois personal injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti are devastated to acknowledge that this is the second deadly Illinois motorcycle accident we have read about this month. Just last week, we told our readers about the deadly motorcycle accident near Oak Forest, Illinois on I-57. As we mentioned last week, more than 38,000 motorcyclists have died in single vehicle motorcycle crashes between 1975 and 1999. From 1990 to 1999, there were a total of 11,038 fatal single vehicle motorcycle crashes. In 2008, Chicago alone had 156 fatal Chicago car crashes. Click this link (the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website) to find out how many Illinois fatal car crashes were in your city and county in 2008.

More information about the deadly Illinois motorcycle accident is available here.