Rockford, IL (April 26, 2020) – A cyclist was injured after being hit by a car in Rockford, Illinois on Friday night, April 24th. The crash took place at the corner of Lapey Street and Sawyer Road at around 6 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a vehicle struck a cyclist at the intersection.
It was confirmed that the cyclist was injured in the crash. The Rockford Police Department and Rockford Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. The driver remained at the site of the crash and cooperated with authorities.
The severity of the resulting injuries isn’t currently known. Local officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
There were 720 confirmed deaths involving bicycle accidents in the United States in 2014. 27 of those deaths happened right here in Illinois. Six cyclists are killed annually in Chicago, and Illinois is the fifth most dangerous state in the union for cyclists.
Riding a bike is a popular pastime for many Illinois residents. For obvious reasons, bicycle riders and their passengers are more vulnerable in the event of a crash compared to occupants of cars and trucks. If a driver “didn’t see you” or injured a loved one, our Illinois bicycle crash lawyers can help pursue compensation to cover your injuries.
When you or a loved one has been severely injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to protect your rights and care for yourself and your family. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands that the medical bills and associated costs can be overwhelming, and that’s why we’re here. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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