Chicago, IL – Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on Damen Ave

Chicago, IL (May 23, 2024) – According to the latest reports released by officers with the Chicago Police Department, officials said that a motorcyclist passed away early on Tuesday morning on the city’s Southwest Side.

Motorcycle hit by car on Toronto street during summer day. Police car on the site too. motorcycle injury claim

The collision occurred near the McKinley Park area in the 3400 block of Damen Avenue at approximately 2:00 a.m. Chicago PD officers state that a 21-year-old man was traveling on Archer Avenue on a motorcycle when he was involved in a crash with the driver of a Jeep SUV at the intersection of Damen.

The motorcyclist died at the scene, and EMTs assessed those riding in the SUV for injuries. However, no additional details were released about those involved. Damen Avenue was partially closed around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday due to the crash, though the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Unit is still investigating the incident during the meantime.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones.

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Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois

Nothing compares to getting behind the wheel of a motorcycle and cruising the city streets of Chicagoland and beyond. Sadly, not every motorcycle journey ends safely. Compared to other types of motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents are more likely to cause injuries or even fatalities. Although only 3% of all registered cars on our roadways across the country are motorcycles, about six times as many motorcycle accidents result in fatalities as passenger vehicle crashes. In addition, motorcycle riders were more likely to sustain injuries than passengers of cars or light trucks.

Thankfully, you may have legal options following a fatal motorcycle collision. Through each step of your claim, with the assistance of a Chicagoland wrongful death lawyer from Ankin Law, you can hold a negligent party liable for the profound pain and loss of your loved one. Your attorney will handle every aspect of your case, including negotiating with the insurance company, so you and your family can focus on grieving and moving forward as best you can.

When a loved one’s death is caused by the carelessness of another individual, it is an unfathomable tragedy. Our skilled team will provide you with the essential information to understand and effectively maneuver wrongful death laws in Illinois. Do not attempt to handle the aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident on your own; you deserve the best possible representation you can get at this devastating time in your life. Please contact Ankin Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Chicago for a free consultation at 312-600-0000.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

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