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Motorcyclist Dies in Large Truck Accident in Chicago’s Lower West Side

Chicago, Illinois – A semi-truck and motorcycle collision in Chicago’s Lower West Side neighborhood resulted in one fatality. Reports indicate that at approximately 7:34 p.m., a semi-truck was turning south onto Wood St. from Blue Island Ave. when it collided with a motorcycle traveling eastbound.

First responders transported the motorcyclist to the hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on Semi-truck and Motorcycle Collision

We need more details to determine what exactly led to this terrible accident. Did the truck fail to yield? Was the truck driving too fast while turning? Distracted? Could the trucker have prevented colliding with the motorcycle? We have handled cases where the truck driver could have avoided an accident; instead, they failed to react on time since they were distracted.

It is crucial for trained professionals to conduct an independent investigation to ensure any wrongdoing is held accountable. The victim’s family deserves all facts of the accident to be revealed and for all wrongdoers to be held responsible.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

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