clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Family files suit after motorcyclist killed in crash in Bartlett

Sun-Times file photo

The family of a motorcyclist who died in an April collision in northwest suburban Bartlett is seeking damages against the driver who was cited for causing the crash.

Sohair Rahim, 20, was riding his motorcycle the afternoon of April 21 when his bike was fatally struck by a blue Ford Escape driven by then 89-year-old Barlett resident Donald Dick, according to Bartlett police.

Dick failed to yield while turning left as he headed east onto Bartlett Road from Route 59 and was subsequently cited, police said.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed on Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court seeks more than $50,000 in damages to be paid to Sohair Rahim’s mother, Nasreen Kaleem, his father, Kaleem Rahim; his brother, Uzair Rahim; and two sisters, Faiza and Sashwa Rahim.

The lawsuit, filed by Rahim’s father on behalf of his son’s estate, alleges Dick negligently operated his Ford Escape with “dangerous and defective brakes” and didn’t keep a look out for other drivers when he turned into the intersection.

Sohair Rahim, of the 1900 block of Aspen Drive in Hanover Park, was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he later died, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of multiple injuries from the crash, and his death was ruled an accident.

As a result of Sohair Rahim’s death, the family has experienced “tremendous grief and and suffering,” according to the suit.