Family of man killed in Palatine motorcycle crash files suit

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The family of a man who died in a motorcycle crash in northwest suburban Palatine sued the driver he collided with in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday.

About 1 p.m. Sept. 18, Corey Hindes, 54, was driving his motorcycle north on Rand Road and entering the intersection with Winslowe Drive on a green light, when a  Mercedes car driven south attempted to turn left in front of the bike, Palatine police said. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Mercedes.

Hindes, who lived in the 300 block of East Knob Hill Drive in Arlington Heights, was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of blunt force head injuries he suffered in the crash and his death was ruled an accident.

The driver of the Mercedes, an 89-year-old man from Mount Prospect, was cited for failing to yield while turning left, police said.

Hindes wife, Patricia, filed the wrongful death suit against the Mercedes driver and said he was negligent when he failed to yield the right of way to Corey Hindes and did not reduce his speed, according to the single-count suit.

Patricia Hindes and their two adult step-children were seeking more than $50,000, according to the suit.

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