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Overcorrection leads to motorcycle accident, death in Illinois?

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

When a driver fails to remain on the road, he or she may try to correct their error and bring the vehicle back to the proper position. Unfortunately, many drivers may overcorrect, and as a result, lose control of the vehicle or move into the path of other travelers. If this situation takes place and a motorcycle is involved, serious injuries or even fatalities could result from that motorcycle accident.

A similar situation recently took place in Illinois when an SUV and motorcycle apparently crashed into each other. Reports state that the driver of the SUV traveled off the roadway, but instead of successfully moving the vehicle back into the lane, the driver allegedly overcorrected. This overcorrection took the SUV into the path of an oncoming motorcycle carrying two individuals, and the vehicles collided.

The two individuals on the motorcycle were reportedly transported to an area hospital due to their injuries. Unfortunately, the female passenger on the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries and died at the hospital. The male driver of the motorcycle was still being held at the hospital at the time of the report. The driver of the SUV was cited as a result of the incident for improper lane usage. The investigation into the contributing factors of this collision is ongoing.

As this situation shows, a motorcycle accident can easily result in the loss of a life. Though the man on the motorcycle was lucky enough to survive the incident, he will likely face difficulties in dealing with the loss of his loved one on top of his pain from injuries. The very near future could prove to be financially burdening as he must deal with medical bills as well as funeral expenses. Therefore, he may wish to consider seeking monetary restitution from the driver deemed at fault. Filing a civil claim in Illinois may give him access to pursue such compensation, if he believes this to be a viable path.

Source: quincyjournal.com, “Woman dies after SUV and motorcycle collide“, Denise Donley, July 21, 2014

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