On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, September 4, 2015.of
Motorcyclists often enjoy the thrill of riding their motorcycles to their destinations. Unfortunately, not all riders make it to their destinations as they are victims of serious accidents. A motorcycle accident can lead to individuals suffering serious or deadly injuries, and if another driver is considered at fault, that individual could face criminal charges and possible civil action.
It was recently reported that an individual involved in a hit-and-run accident in Illinois came forward. Police had originally thought a motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in a fatal crash, but further evidence suggested that there was another vehicle. Reports stated that a 34-year-old woman informed police that she had been involved in an accident with a motorcycle but that she had left the scene.
The incident resulted in the motorcyclist’s death. It was reported that he was 50 years old. Because the driver of the other vehicle left the scene, she is currently facing criminal charges of failing to render aid and failing to report an accident. Toxicology tests were pending at the time of the report, and it was mentioned that other charges could potentially result depending on the test outcomes. Authorities were continuing to investigate.
Because this Illinois motorcycle accident resulted in a death, civil claims could result. The family of the victim may face emotional and financial losses due to the sudden death of their loved one, such as funeral expenses and other damages resulting from the crash. Therefore, they may wish to file a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault in order to seek compensation for those damages.
Source: CBS Chicago, “Woman Due In Court For Fatal Antioch Hit-And-Run“, Aug. 27, 2015