Mahomet, IL (April 5, 2020) – The identity of a cyclist seriously injured after a crash involving a big rig in Mahomet, Illinois has been identified. The accident occurred on Friday morning, April 3rd, on IL-47 (County Road 350 East) near County Road 2400 North. David Powell, 46, was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition after being hit by a semi-truck at around 9:30 a.m.
According to authorities, Roman Sydoruk, 41, of Michigan City, Indiana was operating a semitrailer behind Howell. Sydoruk attempted to pass the cyclist but instead collided with the bike. Sydoruk was cited for improper passing. No updates on the conditions of the injured party have been provided.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with David Powell and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
Any personal injury lawyer can tell you that thousands are killed and injured in bicycle accidents each year. Many drivers falsely believe that they aren’t supposed to share the roads with cyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to follow the rules of the road, putting bicycle riders in danger.
467,000 people were injured in cycling crashes nationwide in 2015. Cyclist fatalities have been on the rise since 2010, increasing to 820 reported deaths in 2015. Injured parties should contact a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer to discuss possible options for compensation.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you exercise your full rights under the law. We will make sure the driver liable for your injuries is held accountable. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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