Fatal Channahon Motorcycle Accident On August 12, 2020

A fatal Channahon motorcycle accident occurred Wednesday (August 12, 2020) night. This fatal Channahon motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle wreck that led to the death of the motorcycle passenger.

Details regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident appear somewhat limited at this time. The reason for the crash does not appear to be fully publicly disclosed.

An excerpt regarding the crash and subsequent fatality, as seen in the August 13, 2020 Channahon-Minooka Patch article of August 13, 2020 titled “Motorcycle Passenger Dies In Channahon Wreck: Coroner“:

A 32-year-old woman from Geneva was killed Wednesday night in Channahon during a motorcycle crash, the Will County Coroner’s Office announced. Danielle Rachford was a passenger on the motorcycle and the driver collided with a fixed object about 2 miles east of Canal Street, authorities said. The wreck happened at 8:44 p.m.

Danielle Rachford was taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet; she was declared dead in the emergency room.

This fatal Channahon motorcycle accident remains under investigation. This investigation included an accident reconstruction by the Channahon Police Department and the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates 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, motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. While some of these reasons are the fault of the motorcyclist, others are the fault of another person or party.

In instances where a motorcyclist and/or motorcycle passenger is injured due to the negligence of another person, compensation for harm caused may be available through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. If the accident causes a fatality, relevant parties may elect to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

An example of a motorcycle accident that led to the successful filing of a lawsuit is seen in the post titled “Settlement Of $209,000 For Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit.” As seen in that post, the Elman Joseph Law Group settled a case in which a motorcycle rider was hit by an allegedly negligent motorist.


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