Additional Details Regarding Fatal West Town Motorcycle Collision

In the May 21, 2017 post (“Motorcyclist Dies In The Days Following Crash In West Town“) a Chicago motorcycle accident that led to the death of the motorcyclist (Daniel Nitu, 37, of Chicago) was summarized.

Additional information concerning the crash and its causes – as well as the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit – has become available, as seen in various media sources including the July 21, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver of BMW sued over West Town crash that killed motorcyclist.”

An excerpt from the Sun-Times article regarding the alleged causes of the crash:

About 4 p.m. on May 17, Nitu was riding a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle west on Grand Avenue when he was struck by a 2016 BMW X5 headed north on Green Street, according to the suit and Chicago Police.


According to the suit, Nitu had the right-of-way on Grand Avenue and the driver of the BMW failed to stop at a stop sign on Green Street, was speeding and failed to keep a lookout as he drove.

Additional details regarding this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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