A woman has sadly passed away in a motorcycle collision in Clark County. In addition, a man has suffered injuries in the wreck. The accident took place on a recent Friday evening along United States Route 40. Sometimes these types of crashes occur due to careless driving, in which case the reportedly at-fault driver may be held liable for any injuries resulting from the collision.
How the accident happened
The tragic incident occurred at a little before 5:30 p.m. According to authorities, a 25-year-old man was driving west along the highway. All of a sudden, he reportedly rear-ended a motorcycle that was attempting to turn right onto another road.
Police said the 55-year-old man who was driving the motorcycle suffered injuries that were deemed life threatening. Meanwhile, the motorcycle passenger, a 44-year-old woman, was thrown from the bike and was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. The car driver who allegedly caused the crash was not injured in the wreck but ended up being cited for failing to slow down to avoid the accident.
Seeking monetary relief as a victim
The surviving loved ones of the Illinois woman who passed away in the crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the car driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the crash. Likewise, the injured man may choose to file a personal injury claim against the car driver. If the plaintiffs are successful in their claims, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover losses stemming from the accident, such as funeral costs, the loss of support for surviving dependents and hospital bills.