On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, May 8, 2014.of
A vehicle can cross the center line of a roadway and end up in the path of another vehicle in a split second. When this failure to maintain a lane takes place, a serious car or motorcycle accident could easily occur. Unfortunately, in many cases of an accident involving a motorcycle, an individual ends up seriously or fatally injured.
A similar accident recently took place in Illinois that resulted in an individual suffering fatal injuries. Reports stated that two people were on a motorcycle when another vehicle failed to remain in the proper lane and collided with the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was declared dead on site, and his passenger was taken to an area hospital where she was listed as being in a fair state.
The driver of the other vehicle apparently did not remain on the scene of the accident, but authorities were able to locate him. It is believed that alcohol was a contributing factor in the event, and the driver is facing a number of serious charges. A few of these allegations include aggravated DUI, failure to render aid and several others.
The aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident can result in a whirlwind of decisions that need to be made. The family of the victim may need to deal with funeral arrangements as well as other resulting financial issues. To help combat some of these unfortunate expenses, the family of the decedent may wish to file a wrongful death claim in Illinois in order to pursue compensation against the driver considered responsible.
Source: centralillinoisproud.com, “Driver Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Accident“, , April 27, 2014