Motorcycles are dangerous vehicles to drive because they are not enclosed vehicles like cars and trucks. Unfortunately, even though motorcycles are fun and exciting to drive, they frequently are reported to be involved in accidents. A motorcycle accident is always a tragedy, and that tragedy becomes even worse when deaths occur as a result of the crash. A father and son were recently killed in a fatal motorcycle accident in Illinois.
The crash occurred two weeks ago at the intersection of Illinois 84 and U.S. 6. Allegedly, a Buick made a turn in front of the father's motorcycle, and the father was unable to avoid hitting the car. The driver of the car has been charged with making an improper turn, but other charges are pending on the investigation.
The father died instantly as a result of the crash. The boy was airlifted to an area hospital, but sadly he passed away the next day due to complications because of his injuries. The child was reportedly wearing a helmet. Investigations into the crash are currently underway.
Any death resulting from a motorcycle accident is always unfortunate, but when a child dies, it is even more tragic. The funeral for both the father and son took place not long after the crash. Depending on the findings of the investigation, the driver of the Buick could be found to be at fault for the accident. If so, the family of the father and son may be eligible to sue the driver of the car for wrongful death in Illinois.
Source: kwqc.com, "Motorcycle Accident Claims Lives Of Geneseo Father & Son," Jeff Whitten, June 24, 2013