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It is often seemingly simple situations that can have the most devastating results. An accident that takes place between two vehicles simply because one entered the path of the other may seem like it could have been easily avoided, but unfortunately, such accidents often take place and can prove fatal. Motorcycle accidents can be especially susceptible to taking place under such circumstances due to motorcycles being more difficult to see than other vehicles. 

A recent report stated that such an accident took place in Illinois and had tragic outcomes. It was reported that a motorcycle carrying two individuals was traveling the roadway when a car entered its path. The car was backing out of a parking lot and into the road when the motorcycle collided with it. 

Unfortunately, the crash resulted in both individuals on the motorcycle suffering fatal injuries. They were pronounced dead on site. The driver of the car was transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries. At the time of the report, there had been no charges or citations filed against the car driver. Authorities are continuing to investigate the situation, and additional information may be available at a later time.

No matter the outcome, motorcycle accidents are always harrowing affairs. Due to the nature of this incident, the families of the deceased victims likely find the situation especially devastating. In the wake of the accident, they may want to consider their legal options for seeking compensation against the driver considered at fault for the loss of their loved ones. Information on filing wrongful death claims in Illinois may prove valuable.

Source:, "Two people on motorcycle killed after car backs onto Belleville street identified", Kim Bell, July 11, 2015

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