Trevor Bauman Jr Killed In Marengo Motorcycle Accident on Route 176 and Franklinville Road
Wrongful Death - August 14, 2022
Trevor Bauman Jr, of Walworth, Wisconsin, Died In McHenry County Car Accident While Riding Motorcycle on Route 176 and Franklinville Road Near Marengo
MARENGO, ILLINOIS (August 13, 2022) – A motorcyclist identified as Trevor Bauman Jr died in a Marengo car accident on Route 176 and Franklinville Road.
McHenry County officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:10 p.m. on July 30. The driver of a 2007 BMW 328i was turning left onto Franklinville Road into the path of a 2005 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson CVO motorcycle driven by Trevor Bauman Jr.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. A helicopter was also called, but that request was later cancelled.
Sadly, Trevor Bauman Jr was pronounced dead at the scene. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In McHenry County Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “Motorcycles are by their nature far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. They are also less visible to other drivers and pedestrians and less stable than four-wheel vehicles. Operating a motorcycle requires a different combination of physical and mental skills than those used in driving four-wheel vehicles.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid hitting motorcyclists.
- All drivers should scan the road ahead of them.
- All drivers should check their blind spots before making turns.
- All drivers should slow down during times of reduced visibility.
Every person operating a vehicle as a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many car accidents are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625, no driver shall turn left through an intersection unless such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. They must yield the right-of-way to all traffic traveling from the opposite direction that is close enough to pose a hazard. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any collision.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- An independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with many of the unexpected expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. In order to win any civil claim, plaintiffs will have to demonstrate negligence. This is why it is so important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating A McHenry County Motorcycle Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Trevor Bauman Jr. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There should be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Marengo motorcycle accident? Our team of motorcycle safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.