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Oakwood, IL – Jacob Lovell Killed in Motorcycle Crash on I-74 at MP 202

Oakwood, IL - Jacob Lovell Killed in Motorcycle Crash on I-74 at MP 202

Oakwood, IL (May 8, 2023) – Troopers with the Illinois State Police reported that, on Saturday, May 6, 24-year-old Jacob Lovell of Danville died in an accident near Oakwood.

At roughly 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Lovell was driving a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on eastbound I-74 at milepost 202 when he hit a pothole in the right lane, sending him flying off of his bike and onto the road.

The vehicle traveling directly behind Lovell’s motorcycle was able to move out of the way to avoid colliding with him, but the driver of the 2017 Ford Escape, who followed the first driver, did not see Lovell until it was too late to avoid striking the ejected rider.

After EMTs rushed the patient to the emergency room, a local hospital later confirmed Lovell’s death. The Ford Escape’s driver was not hurt.

An investigation into the surrounding circumstances of the accident continues, though no further details were made available.

Our deepest condolences go out to Jacob Lovell’s family.

Motorcycle Collisions in Chicagoland

Motorcycle accidents happen all too often in Illinois, especially in crowded places like Chicago. Therefore, serious injuries or even deaths are common outcomes of such events. Recent statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation show that eighty percent of motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries.

More than 30% of wounded motorcyclists have injuries so severe that they cannot ride again for months or even years. Many motorcyclists lose their lives due to injuries incurred in crashes like this. Riders on motorcycles are even more vulnerable to road dangers since their vehicles lack the same level of preventative and defensive safety systems as cars.

When these people are murdered in accidents that were not their fault, their surviving loved ones often suffer severe emotional and financial hardships. If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be able to take legal action in the future. When a family member is murdered in an avoidable Chicago accident, you should immediately speak with an attorney about your legal options.

D&W Law Group is certain that victims’ families should never have to go it alone in their quest for justice and appropriate recompense. Family members and other representatives should get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible after such a terrible and frustrating situation to ensure that they meet the Illinois deadline for filing a wrongful death claim, which is two years from the date of death.

Contact our seasoned legal team, and we will promptly submit your claim and arrange all of the facts of your case. If you or a loved one have been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness, our legal team will fight for you to get the utmost compensation to which you are entitled.

We also work together to gather evidence that will help us convict those at fault. If you choose our lawyers to defend you, you can trust that your case will be handled with the greatest care and concern.

Get yourself some legal counsel right now. If you would like a free consultation with D&W Law Group, please call 312-888-8888. Our Chicago-based wrongful death attorneys are here to help you and your loved ones right now. Please know that you and your loved ones have our help.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources, including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes eyewitness accounts, to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business.  The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.

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