Jordan Hurst Killed In Sterling Motorcycle Accident By East Lincolnway and River Road
Wrongful Death - April 22, 2022
Jordan Hurst Died In Sterling Car Accident While Riding Motorcycle On Illinois Route 2 (East Lincolnway) and River Road
STERLING, ILLINOIS (April 22, 2022) – A 20-year-old motorcyclist identified as Jordan Hurst has died in a Sterling car accident by East Lincolnway and River Road.
Whiteside County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. The driver of a car was making a left turn onto River Road and drove directly into the path of Jordan Hurst.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Jordan Hurst was taken to the CGH Medical Center but later died due to his injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sterling Car Accidents
Thousands of motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. The vast majority of these collisions are totally preventable. In fact, the NHTSA estimates that nearly 93% of all car accidents are due to human error. Motorcyclists have such a small profile that they are often overlooked. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a motorcycle accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Prescription drug use
All drivers must exercise due care and take steps to avoid collisions. Many car accidents are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns without checking their blind spots. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-707), no person shall make a left turn or U-turn upon a roadway unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. If a driver makes a left turn in front of a vehicle, they will typically be held at fault in the event of an accident. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any motorcycle collision.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Both vehicles involved in the collision should be examined.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
Even in the absence of video footage or eyewitnesses, the aftermath of a collision can paint a picture of what took place. The family of any victim that died in a motorcycle accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that can come with the sudden loss of a loved one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Sterling Motorcycle Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jordan Hurst. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a Sterling motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle safety experts are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.