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Young driver killed in motorcycle accident

Posted on in Motorcycle Accidents

Chicago motorcyclists can be truly passionate about riding. Some people consider riding a hobby, others a lifestyle. Either way, riding motorcycles embodies happiness and thrill for many. Unfortunately, this thrill comes at a great risk. When it comes to accidents, motorcycles are simply not a worthy opponent against the other vehicles on the road.

By their very nature, motorcycles are small, and can be tricky to spot on the road. These features make them prime targets for serious accidents. A recent motorcycle accident in Dixon, Illinois left a young rider dead.

The 20-year-old died after his motorcycle crashed into another car. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning. According to police, a 78-year-old man from Dixon was travelling west when he tried to make a left-hand turn from the left-turn lane. As he turned, he crashed into the motorcyclist who was travelling east.

The young rider was taken to a nearby hospital and eventually life-flighted to a hospital in Rockford, Illinois, but he did not survive. The elderly driver of the car and another passenger did not sustain any injuries.

An Illinois State Police officer responded to the crash, and the officer helped with the investigation. As of publication, law enforcement had not issued any citations in the accident, and the scene is still under investigation.

Some accidents are just an unfortunate series of events, with no one to blame. However, sometimes, motorcycle injuries are the result of negligent or reckless drivers. In those situations, injured victims or their families have a right to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party.

No one wants to consider litigation in a time of loss or tragedy, but a lawsuit is often the only way for a victim or the family members to survive financially. A lawsuit may also be the only way for a victim&s family to gain closure or a sense of justice.

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