Woodridge, IL (June 21, 2020) – On Friday, June 19th, a young teenage boy was killed following a bicycle accident in Woodridge. The 15-year-old boy was riding a bike when he was struck by a car near the 1535 block of 75th Street. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at around 8:25 p.m. that evening.
The victim died due to multiple injuries sustained in the crash. At this time, the identity of the cyclist has not been released. No further details on the accident are currently known.
Local law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Illinois
Around 857 cyclists were killed nationwide in 2018. That marks a nearly 6% increase from 2017. In 2014, 27 cyclists were killed in vehicle collisions in Illinois.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant an Illinois wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our Illinois law offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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