Peoria, IL (July 27, 2020) – Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a cycling accident in Peoria. The initial accident occurred on Friday, July 24. The 60-year-old man was killed while crossing at the intersection of Forest Hill Avenue and Knoxville Avenue. The Peoria County Coroner’s office identified the deceased victim as Mark J. Stahl.
Stahl reportedly suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a pickup truck. Local authorities reported that Stahl was traveling westbound by bicycle on Forest Hill Avenue through a green light at Knoxville Avenue. At that time, the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light and struck Stahl.
The injured cyclist was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for the treatment of critical injuries. Stahl was later pronounced dead at around 1:25 p.m. The driver of the pickup was cited for disregarding a traffic control device.
No further updates on the collision are currently available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mark J. Stahl at this time.
Illinois Fatal Bicycle Accidents
Cyclists are much more vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash involving a motor vehicle. There were a reported 720 cyclists killed in collisions across the country 2014. Of those killed, 27 were in Illinois, with six taking place in Chicago. Illinois is a state where cycling is very popular, and statistics have found that the state is the fifth most dangerous in the country for bicycle accidents. More than 50,000 people are injured in bicycle accidents each year across the country.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois bicycle crash attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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