Waukegan Fatal Motorcycle Collision Along North Lewis Avenue

A Waukegan fatal motorcycle collision occurred on Wednesday (July 1, 2020) afternoon. This Waukegan fatal motorcycle collision involved a motorcycle and semi truck.

The collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 1, 2020 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Beach Park man killed in motorcycle-semi crash.” An excerpt:

The crash, which took place around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, occurred when a 44-foot freightliner semi-truck attempted to change lanes and hit a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to the Waukegan Police Department.

A preliminary investigation by the Waukegan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit indicates that both the motorcycle and the fifth-wheel semi-truck were northbound in the 2200 block of North Lewis Avenue at the time of the crash, according to a news release.

The motorcycle had been in the lane closest to the curb and the semi-truck had been in the lane immediately to the left, the release said.

The motorcyclist, subsequently identified as a 58-year-old man from Beach Park, died at the accident scene. At the time of the accident the motorcyclist was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.

An excerpt, from the July 1, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Motorcyclist killed after crash with semi-truck in Waukegan“:

The semi-truck, driven by a Racine, Wisconsin man, reportedly did not see the motorcycle and struck it as the driver was pulling over.

This Waukegan fatal motorcycle collision remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the articles mentioned above.

As seen in many Lake County motorcycle accidents summarized on this site, many have involved motorists who “don’t see” motorcyclists. This failure to see motorcycles often leads to serious motorcycle accidents, many of which led to motorcyclist fatalities.

In incidents in which the motorcyclist is injured or killed due to the negligence of a motorist, a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit is often filed. There are various reasons as to why such a lawsuit would be filed. These reasons are further discussed on the “Reasons For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit After An Accident” page.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.