A Lake Shore Drive motorcycle accident led to the death of a motorcyclist. This Chicago motorcycle accident occurred on Thursday (October 22, 2020) night.
This accident involved a collision between a BMW and the motorcycle, after which the driver of the BMW allegedly left the accident scene. The motorcycle also carried a passenger.
This Lake Shore Drive motorcycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the October 24, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “1 killed, 1 critically injured in hit-and-run on Lake Shore Drive.”
A female driving a 2008 BMW struck the motorcycle about 8:05 p.m. as they drove north in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police said. The female then fled the scene.
The motorcycle’s driver, a 40-year-old man, and his passenger, a female whose age was not known, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.
The man died from his injuries Friday, and an autopsy ruled his death an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The accident remains under investigation by the Chicago Police Department Major Accident Investigation Unit.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake Shore Drive motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Motorcyclists (and, if applicable, passengers) who have been injured or killed due to the negligence of another person (or entity) often file a lawsuit regarding the accident. A personal injury lawsuit – or wrongful death lawsuit if a fatality has occurred – can yield a wide range of compensation. This level of compensation depends upon many different factors, including the quality of the legal work performed.
Wrongful death lawsuits are further discussed on the “Wrongful Death Lawsuits” page.
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