Criminal charges can sometimes result from accidents due to certain conditions. If drivers fail to remain on the scene of car or motorcycle accidents, those individuals could face charges. Additionally, the outcomes of criminal proceedings could potentially be used in civil cases. It was recently reported that a driver involved in an Illinois accident was taken into custody after he fled the scene.
Reports stated that a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided at an intersection. Details on how the crash took place were few, but it was noted that the accident caused the motorcyclist to suffer serious injuries. He was transported from the scene to an area hospital, but he died at the hospital. He was reported as being 65 years old.
The driver of the pickup truck left the scene of the accident. He was later apprehended by police at a home, and he was taken into custody for leaving the scene of the accident and failing to report an accident. It was noted that formal charges against the man were still pending. The accident is continuing to be investigated, and it was reported that the man was released from jail after posting a $2,000 bond.
Motorcycle accidents that result in deaths are unfortunate incidents. If the pickup truck driver in this Illinois crash is formally charged, the family of the motorcyclist killed in the accident may wish to follow the criminal proceedings. If that driver is convicted of charges, that information could prove useful in a civil case should the family wish to pursue compensation against the driver considered at fault by filing a wrongful death claim.
Source: jg-tc.com, "Man dies after truck-motorcycle accident near Ashmore", Dave Fopay, Oct. 27, 2015