Motorcyclist Killed in Collision in Rockford, IL
A motorcyclist was killed following a collision with a car on Rockford’s east side on Saturday morning.
According to the Rockford Police Department, the collision occurred at approximately 11:28 a.m. November 21 at the intersection of Newburg Road and Phelps Avenue in Rockford. A blue vehicle that was traveling east on Newburg attempted to turn north on Phelps and entered the path of a westbound motorcycle, causing the two vehicles to collide.
The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, the country coroner confirmed. The identity of the motorcyclist has not been revealed at this time.
The driver of the blue vehicle was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment of unspecified injuries, sources indicate.
The crash is under investigation by Rockford police. It is unclear if the driver who crashed into the motorcycle faces any citations or charges. The investigation is ongoing.
Motorcyclists have a very high risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in road accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80 percent of motorcycle-related accidents result in death or injury. Motorcyclists are nearly 27 times more likely to die in the event of a collision than the occupants of other vehicles.
Pending the outcome of the investigation into the Rockford crash, the family of the deceased motorcyclist may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Under Illinois state law, the families of wrongful death victims can legally seek compensation for loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and emotional distress following an unexpected death.
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