The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti are sad to report on recent deaths related to motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents. In situations where victims are killed due to the negligence of another party, a Chicago wrongful death lawsuit may be filed.
First, a 48 year old River Grove man has passed away following a motorcycle crash last week. The man was involved in a motorcycle accident in Franklin Park and was taken in serious condition to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He was pronounced dead on Saturday evening. Franklin Park police were called to the motorcycle traffic accident on Thursday evening. Witnesses stated that the motorcycle that the man was driving and a 1990 gray or silver Cadillac four-door were traveling east when the motorcycle accident victim lost control and crashed. Police stated that both the motorcycle and the car in the Chicago motor vehicle accident were moving at a high rate of speed.
In another suburban motor vehicle accident, a 28 year old Chicago man died after a crash in Mattoon involving several other vehicles. The motor vehicle accident victim was headed north just south of Mattoon when a driver in the southbound lanes swerved to avoid an animal in the road and lost control of the car. The other car crossed the median and slammed into the victim’s sedan. Then, the driver collided with a semitrailer ejecting the victim from the car. He was then hit by another northbound semitrailer. The passengers of the victim’s car were not seriously hurt. All individuals were wearing seatbelts.