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Chicago, IL – Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash on 87th St

Chicago, IL (April 19, 2024) – An SUV hit a motorcyclist on Thursday night on the Southwest Side of Chicago, leaving the motorcyclist in critical condition, per local authorities.

Chicago police officers responded to a vehicle collision in the 2400 block of West 87th Street at approximately 8:20 p.m. According to preliminary information, a gray SUV traveling northbound on Western attempted to make a left-hand turn onto 87th Street when it collided with a southbound motorcyclist.

The SUV’s driver, a 42-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and refused transport to a medical center. Meanwhile, authorities say that the motorcyclist was critically injured, and EMTs transported him to a nearby hospital. Officers added that citations are pending in connection with the crash, but an investigation is still ongoing.

Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and his family members.

Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago

Tens of thousands of casualties have resulted from motorcycle collisions in Chicago over the last several years. Roughly 70,000 to 80,000 individuals sustain injuries each year in motorcycle collisions throughout the country, and our state is no exception to these grim numbers. Moreover, on an annual basis, motorcycle collisions result in the loss of life of an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 individuals.

Negligent motorists are often at fault in these incidents, and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to accidents with passenger vehicles due to their lack of protection. But regardless of the cause of the collision, our Chicago motorcycle accident attorney will contest the insurance company to secure maximum compensation for your injury claim. You are required to establish the opposing party’s negligence and liability, as the concept of negligence revolves around the failure of an individual to exercise reasonable care, resulting in your accident.

Don’t go through this complex process alone. Here at the Romaker Law Firm, our skilled legal team is equipped to advocate for justice on your and your family’s behalf following a motorcycle collision. Insurance companies will attempt to minimize the amount of money you receive following such a crash. Fortunately, the Romaker Law Firm’s accident attorneys in the Chicago area can arrange a complimentary consultation with you and yours to walk through your options and discuss how we can help you fight insurance companies for the robust recompense you truly deserve.

For years now, we have assisted residents of Illinois and Chicago in obtaining the fair compensation necessary to cover their losses and damages after motorcycle collisions. Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers in Chicago at 312-377-7000 to learn more about your options following 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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