Chicago, IL (May 28, 2020) – A 37-year-old man was killed after he was struck while riding his bike in Chicago on Wednesday, May 20th. At around 7:45 a.m., Andrew Peterson was riding east on Taylor Street and crossing at Ruble Street when he was hit by a northbound Volkswagen. Peterson was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The victim was later pronounced dead Saturday, May 23rd, at around 7:25 a.m. The circumstances of the accident aren’t known at this time. The 27-year-old driver was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the collision.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Andrew Peterson at this time.
Deadly Cycling Accidents in Chicago
There were more than 720 bicycle fatalities reported nationwide in 2014. Of those deaths, 72 took place in Illinois. Around six people are killed annually in Chicago bicycle crashes.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another. It’s natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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