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Chicago, IL – Frederick Smith Hit & Killed in Motorcycle Wreck on 11th St

Chicago, IL (April 12, 2024) – The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office released the name of the 54-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash Wednesday on Rockford’s south side.

Frederick Smith of Chicago died after he was hit by a box truck around 11:00 a.m. in the area of 11th Street and Sandy Hollow Avenue. The coroner’s office says Smith was westbound on Sandy Hollow Road approaching 11th Street when he was hit by the truck. An autopsy showed Smith died from his injuries. Authorities have released no further details, but an investigation is ongoing.

We offer our sincere condolences to Frederick Smith’s loved ones.

Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago

Motorcycle collisions result in numerous fatalities and thousands of injuries in Chicago. Nationwide, between 70,000 and 80,000 individuals are injured annually in motorcycle incidents. Additionally, motorcycle wrecks result in between 4,000 and 5,000 fatalities each year.

Moreover, multiple parties may be liable for the accident-related damages you sustained. Negligent drivers are typically the ones at fault. Nonetheless, further investigation will reveal additional pertinent entities responsible for your harm. For instance, a manufacturer of a component part on your motorcycle may also bear fault if it malfunctions during your wreck and involves some sort of defect.

Regardless of the accident’s cause, our Chicago motorcycle accident attorney will pursue maximum compensation for your injury claim by fighting the insurance company. You must establish that the opposing party was negligent and, as such, liable. The contentious concept of negligence pertains to an individual’s failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care. Following this, these failings cause injury to another individual.

The Romaker Law Firm’s staff is prepared to advocate for justice for you and your family after a motorcycle collision. Insurance companies will attempt to minimize the amount of money you are owed by capitalizing on your crash. Fortunately, you can schedule a free consultation with our Chicago-area accident attorneys at the Romaker Law Firm today. We have assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago residents in obtaining the just compensation they need to cover their losses and damages following a wreck. Contact our Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at 312-377-7000 to learn how to move forward with your life after a crash.

Note: Our team of writers relies on secondary sources such as local news reports, police reports, social media platform posts, and eyewitness accounts about accidents in and around Chicago. It's important to note that our firm hasn't independently verified the details of this specific incident. Therefore, if you find anything inaccurate in our post, please contact The Romaker Law Firm so we can correct it right away. We will remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The content herein is not meant to serve as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the photograph accompanying this post is unrelated to the described accident scene.

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