Elgin, IL (July 31, 2020) – A woman was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle while riding her bike in Elgin. The accident took place on Tuesday, July 28. The site of the crash was reportedly located at the intersection of E. Chicago Street and Villa Court.
The deceased victim was later identified as 52-year-old Sandra Sampey of Barlett, Illinois. Sampey was struck by a driver at around 4 p.m. The driver involved in the accident reportedly fled the scene of the crash. Sampey was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Initial reports revealed that the same driver was involved in another hit-and-run. Elgin Police Department officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled at a high rate of speed. The driver ultimately left the vehicle and fled on foot. Local law enforcement officials were able to take the at-fault driver into custody.
No further updates on the accident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sandra Sampey at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Kane County
Cycling has been a popular pastime in the United States for hundreds of years. Statistics show that there were 783 fatal bicycle accidents reported across the country in 2017. That year, an estimated 2.1% of roadway fatalities involved cyclists. That year, 26 bicycle fatalities were reported in Illinois, and another 2,689 cyclists suffered injuries in that state. Of those injured, 390 sustained severe injuries.
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 a wrongful death suit in Illinois, 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 in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
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 through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Elgin bicycle accident.
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