Belmont Cragin Motorcycle Crash On Diversey Avenue

There was a Belmont Cragin motorcycle crash that occurred on Diversey Avenue on July 4, 2019. This Belmont Cragin motorcycle crash involved a motorcycle being “rear-ended” by a SUV. The SUV then fled the accident scene. The reason for the accident remains under investigation.

This fatal Belmont Cragin motorcycle crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 5, 2019 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man killed, driver sought after SUV rear-ends motorcycle in Northwest Side hit-and-run” as well as the July 5 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Man Killed When Hit-And-Run Driver Rear-Ends Motorcycle In Belmont Cragin.”

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article:

The man was heading east on the motorcycle on Diversey Avenue near Lavergne Avenue about 9:40 p.m. when a black SUV heading the same direction rear-ended him, ejecting him and sending him into a pole, police said in a news release. The driver of the SUV didn’t stop, fleeing from the accident scene in the 4900 block of West Diversey and continuing east on Diversey, according to police.

The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

This fatal Belmont Cragin motorcycle crash is under investigation by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the articles mentioned above.

For fatal motorcycle accidents which are the fault of another party, such as a motorist, relevant parties can file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the motorcyclist killed. The subject of wrongful death lawsuits are further discussed on the “Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuits” page. This page discusses various aspects of wrongful death suits, including examples of what may be grounds for these types of lawsuits. Of note, these types of lawsuits may be filed if the accident was caused by negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or by an intentional action.


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