East Garfield Park Motorcycle Accident Leads To Fatality

An East Garfield Park motorcycle accident has led to the motorcyclist being fatally injured. This East Garfield Park motorcycle accident involved a collision between the motorcycle and a minivan, and occurred on Tuesday (July 14, 2020) evening.

The collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 15, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed after motorcycle crashes into vehicle in East Garfield Park: police.”

An excerpt from this article:

About 10:40 p.m., the driver of a Pontiac Trans Sport minivan was turning south onto Kedzie Avenue from a gas station when the northbound motorcycle struck his van, Chicago police said.

The 46-year-old driver of the motorcycle was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The 46-year-old motorcyclist has yet to be publicly identified.

The driver of the minivan, a 27-year-old man, as well as passengers in the minivan, were not injured during the collision.

Another excerpt from the article:

CPD’s Major Accidents and Area Three detectives are investigating the crash, police said. Citations are pending against the 27-year-old male driver of the minivan for not having a valid driver’s license and failing to yield.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this East Garfield Park motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

When a motorcyclist and/or passenger is injured during a motorcycle accident that wasn’t their fault, those injured may elect to file a personal injury lawsuit. For fatal motorcycle accidents, relevant parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Various reasons for filing a lawsuit are discussed on the “Reasons For Filing A Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuit” page. Also discussed on that page is what one should do if injured during a motorcycle accident.

As noted on the page, motorcycle accidents often result in serious and life-threatening injuries. Due to the typical severity of motorcycle accident injuries, taking the proper steps to safeguard both one’s health as well as legal rights is highly important.


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 (ElmanLaw.com) 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.)

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