Chicago, IL (November 19, 2019) – A woman has been charged with the death of a cyclist who was killed early on Sunday, November 17th. The accident happened near the corner of E. 67th St. and Stony Island Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. The deceased victim was struck by a gray Chevy Impala while riding his bike at around 1 a.m.
The woman being charged with the man’s death has been identified as Sabrinia Williams, 42. She was charged with three misdemeanors, including driving on a suspended license, driving an uninsured vehicle in a crash that caused bodily harm, and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
The deceased cyclist, identified as Lee Luellen, was tranported to Jackson Park Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
An investigation into the crash is currently underway. No other details have been released.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lee Luellen at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
People choose to travel by bike for a host of reasons. They may want to stay healthy or limit their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, cyclists often find themselves suffering from serious injuries after being involved in a car crash.
Across the United States in 2015, there were 45,000 reported bicycle crashes. While the number of collisions had decreased, fatalities had risen dramatically from the previous year. Sadly, many people are killed in these accidents, leaving their surviving family members to pick up the pieces.
Families who have recently lost a loved one in a sudden crash may feel alone and overwhelmed. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you bring a negligent driver to justice for their role in a fatal crash. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case with a trained Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
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