A collision between a car and a motorcycle that occurred in Wood River, Illinois, approximately two weeks ago resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. The accident is still under investigation, and authorities have not commented as to the cause, nor have they made any statement regarding responsibility for the crash. They have, however, requested the assistance of a reconstructionist with state law enforcement in recreating the accident.

The accident occurred on a Friday evening in Wood River at the intersection of Second Street and Madison Avenue. The occupants of the car included a female driver and a passenger, neither of whom reportedly sustained injuries in the crash. It is unknown whether either of the vehicle occupants received any medical evaluation to confirm this report.

Authorities have not released the identity of the motorcyclist who died in the crash, pending notification of family members, but have described him as a male in his 20s who reportedly resided in Wood River. The chief of Wood River’s law enforcement acknowledged that an accident is a traumatic experience for all involved in the crash and expressed sympathy for the survivors as well as the family members of the deceased.

Even those who sustain no physical injury from a motor vehicle accident may experience emotional or psychological aftereffects, and the loss of a loved one can be devastating in this regard as well. It may be helpful for those so affected to discuss the possibility of legal recourse with an attorney experienced in such matters.