Jackson Bennett Killed In Aurora Motorcycle Accident By Wilder Street and Sunset Avenue
Wrongful Death - October 27, 2022
Jackson Bennett (Full Name: Jackson Brett Bennett), Died In Aurora Motorcycle Accident With Pickup Truck By The Intersection of Wilder Street and Sunset Avenue
AURORA, ILLINOIS (October 27, 2022) – A motorcyclist identified as Jackson Bennett was killed in an Aurora car accident by the intersection of Wilder Street and Sunset Avenue.
DuPage County officials are saying that the accident took place just before 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. Jackson Bennett was riding a motorcycle west on Sunset Avenue when he was hit by a pickup truck going South on Wilder Street.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Jackson Bennett was flown to a Chicago-area trauma hospital, but later died as a result of his injuries.
A Google Streets view of Wilder Street and Sunset Avenue shows that a commercial building largely blocks the view of oncoming traffic on Wilder Street.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Aurora Motorcycle Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in motorcycle accidents. According to the IIHS, “Fatalities among motorcycle riders and passengers increased 11% from 2019 to 2020, while the rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled increased by 23%.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists.
- Drivers should scan the road ahead of them for hazards.
- Drivers should use caution when going through intersections.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many drivers hit motorcyclists because they are traveling too fast. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to reduce their speed and hits a motorcyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.
A municipal entity in Illinois could potentially be liable for a motorcycle accident. State and municipal entities have a legal obligation to maintain their roadways in a reasonably safe condition. If a road was in a dangerous condition and this contributed to an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of ways that a road could potentially be in a dangerous condition.
- A road could have an obstructed line of sight.
- A road could be poorly graded.
- A road could have potholes that eject bicyclists and motorcyclists.
It can be difficult to know where to begin after any car accident. But it is important to remember that accident victims do have rights. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Sadly, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved after any crash.
Investigating An Aurora Motorcycle Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the family of Jackson Bennett. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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