Back of the Yards Crash Leads To Motorcyclist Fatality

There was a Back of the Yards crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. This fatal Back of the Yards crash occurred on Monday (June 8, 2020) morning.

This fatal motorcycle accident on the South Side of Chicago is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 10, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Back of the Yards crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

The 45-year-old was southbound on a Honda motorcycle about 9:24 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Racine Avenue when he struck a GMC, Chicago police said.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. He was identified as Samuel Perez, of Marquette Park.

Autopsy results indicate that he died of injuries sustained during the accident. His death was ruled an accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Back of the Yards crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

As discussed on the “Reasons For Illinois Motorcycle Accident Injuries And Fatalities” page, there can be many possible reasons for a motorcycle accident. While some of these reasons are the fault of another person or party, some of the reasons are due to the actions of the motorcyclist.

In cases where the accident was the fault of another person or party, the motorcyclist may be able to file a lawsuit to collect injury compensation. For motorcycle accidents that occur due to the fault of another person and result in the death of the motorcyclist, relevant parties may elect to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Reasons for filing a lawsuit following being injured in an accident are discussed on the “Reasons For Filing A Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuit” page. As seen on that page, there are many issues that should be considered after someone is injured during an accident.


Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed.  Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC ( is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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