On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, July 17, 2015.of
Drivers who are entering roadways from parking lots or side roads have a duty to check to make sure the way is clear before pulling into the road. If a driver fails to see an oncoming vehicle, that driver could pull into that vehicle’s path and cause an accident. If one of the vehicles involved is a motorcycle, the injuries resulting from the motorcycle accident could prove fatal.
It was recently reported that an accident in Illinois resulted in the deaths of two individuals. The accident occurred when a vehicle was backing out of a parking lot and onto a roadway while a motorcycle was traveling that road. The situation led to the motorcycle colliding with the vehicle, and the two occupants of the motorcycle were thrown off.
The situation led to both motorcyclists suffering fatal injuries, and they were declared dead at the accident site. Both of those individuals were in their 20s. The driver of the other vehicle involved remained at the scene and was reported as being cooperative. That individual’s identity was not disclosed at the time of the report. Authorities are continuing to investigate the situation, and no charges or citations had been filed as of yet.
The families of the two victims are likely distraught over the sudden loss of their loved ones. When a motorcycle accident results in fatalities, it can be difficult for family members to accept and move on from the situation. They may be plagued with emotional and financial trauma stemming from the event that can be difficult with which to cope. However, family members of deceased victims may have legal options in order to seek compensation for damages permitted under Illinois law.
Source: bnd.com, “Two die in motorcycle crash in Belleville“, Beth Hundsdorfer, July 10, 2015