When an investigation must be opened into an event, it is important that as much information regarding the situation as possible is gathered. This information can help authorities determine what may have caused car and motorcycle accidents to take place and who may have potentially been at fault for such an incident. Determining the causes of and responsibility for an accident can play a considerable role in the aftermath of an accident.
Few details were available about a recent accident that took place in Illinois. It was reported that a motorcycle and a U.S. Postal Service vehicle were involved in a collision. The motorcycle apparently had two riders, and there was only one individual inside the mail truck. It was unclear what may have caused the two vehicles to collide.
The crash resulted in the driver of the motorcycle suffering fatal injuries, and the passenger was seriously injured. The passenger was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the mail truck was also taken to the hospital, but the extent of that individual's injuries was not detailed. The situation is being investigated, and additional information may be available at a later time.
The investigation should determine who may have been at fault for the Illinois accident. If the mail truck driver is considered responsible, the family of the deceased motorcyclist may have reason to file a wrongful death claim. Family members of victims who have lost their lives in motorcycle accidents can seek compensation for funeral costs, emotional suffering and other damages. To prevail, however, they will need to establish liability on the part of another party with regard to the collision.
Source: ksdk.com, "One dead after motorcycle collides with mail truck", Sam Clancy and Alexandra Martellaro, June 10, 2015