Mt Prospect, IL – Motorcyclist Killed in Collision at Algonquin Rd & Dearborn Ct

Mount Prospect, IL (June 19, 2024) – According to local authorities, police have released the identity of the motorcyclist killed in a Sunday evening collision with a car. Przemyslaw Sztafa, 51, of Arlington Heights, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Algonquin Road (Route 62) and Dearborn Court in Mount Prospect.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Sztafa’s cause of death is pending the result of an autopsy. Police arrived at the scene of the crash around 5:30 p.m. and found a damaged motorcycle in the intersection while firefighters were tending to Sztafa, who then succumbed to his injuries.

A preliminary investigation has revealed Sztafa was traveling westbound when he collided with the passenger side of a gray Mercedes sedan driven by a 63-year-old Mount Prospect man, who allegedly turned left in front of Sztafa onto Dearborn Court from eastbound Algonquin Road. However, the Mount Prospect Police Department is still conducting an inquiry into the incident and did not release further details.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family members of Przemyslaw Sztafa.

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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.

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