Whenever the busy Illinois roads are shared with large trucks, motorists and those on motorcycles must take particular care. The weight of a semi truck, along with the force of a collision, typically causes severe injuries to occupants of cars or motorcycles, and, in many truck accidents, lives are lost. Aurora police were recently called to the scene of a fatal truck accident that caused hours of road closures.

Aurora police, in cooperation with the Illinois State Police, are investigating the accident. According to a preliminary accident report, the collision occurred in the early evening of a recent Tuesday. Police recorded that a motorcyclist and a semi truck were both eastbound when the truck turned left into the premises of an industrial building, directly into the path of the biker.

The motorcycle rider reportedly smashed into the side of the truck. Despite wearing a helmet, the 22-year-old man suffered severe head trauma, and he died at the scene. Details of possible charges or citations were not reported but may follow upon completion of the investigation.

The surviving family members of this young Illinois man may believe that his death in the truck accident was caused by the negligence of the semi driver. Such an unexpected death brings about expenses that are not typically covered in a family’s budget. Financial relief may be pursued by the filing of a wrongful death claim in a civil court. The successful presentation of evidence of negligence to the court may yield monetary compensation to cover end-of-life expenses and other documented financial losses.

Source: CBS Chicago, “Motorcyclist Killed After Collision With Semi-Truck In Aurora“, Aug. 11, 2015