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Chicago motorcycle accident kills man in crash with friend

A Chicago motorcycle rider was killed Friday night when his motorcycle collided with a friend, sending him into a wall on the Dan Ryan Expressway, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Breaking News Center identified the victim as a 49-year-old Chicago resident. He was declared dead just before midnight at Stroger Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The crash happened near 29th Street on the Dan Ryan and may have involved speed and/or alcohol, according to state police.

The motorcyclist was headed south on the Dan Ryan when his bike collided with a motorcycle driven by a 38-year-old friend. The surviving rider was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and his condition was not released.

No details were available about which rider might be at fault and whether the other rider might be issued citations after an investigation is completed.

It is likely that at some point a Chicago motorcycle accident attorney will review the police report and investigate the case to determine if there is a potential civil claim for the family of the victim to pursue.