On September 17, 2016 there was a fatal motorcycle accident in Springfield. [The accident is summarized in the September 17, 2016 post titled “Springfield Collision Seriously Injures Motorcyclist And Passenger.”] The collision involved a motorcycle with passenger and a SUV. The motorcyclist and passenger (identified as Nathan M. Gulley, 17, of Moweaqua and Isaiah M. Tuppince, 16, of Assumption, respectively) were both seriously hurt, sustaining life-threatening injuries in the crash. Both later died from their accident injuries.
There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed with regard to the accident. The plaintiff is Tuppince’s mother, Monica Brown.
The wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in the March 14, 2017 sj-r.com article titled “Lawsuit filed against Uber in fatal Springfield motorcycle crash.” An excerpt:
The lawsuit claims the surviving driver, Michael A. Robinson of Chatham, was working for Uber at the time of the crash and may have been distracted by the ride-sharing company’s application on his cell phone.Nathan Gulley, 17, of Moweaqua and Isaiah Tuppince, 16, of Assumption died when the motorcycle they were riding and Robinson’s sport utility vehicle collided at Ninth Street and South Grand Avenue.
Monica Brown, Tuppince’s mother, is seeking more than $50,000 in damages each from Robinson; Gulley’s mother, whose son was driving the motorcycle; and Uber.
Teresa Gulley is named in the suit on behalf of her son, who, the lawsuit claims, was driving over the speed limit.
As mentioned in the article, no citations were issued to Robinson at the time of the crash. The investigation into the crash is continuing.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the sj-r.com article mentioned above, as well as the March 15 wandtv.com article titled “Lawsuit filed in deadly crash that killed 2 Central A&M students.”
Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed. Elman 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.)
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
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