Sauget, IL (July 26, 2020) – A man was struck and killed while riding a bicycle in Sauget. The accident reportedly occurred late on Wednesday evening, July 22. The site of the collision was located in the northside of the city at the corner of Monsanto Avenue and S. 19th Street. According to local sources, the accident happened near the railroad tracks located by the intersection.
The accident took place late that evening at around 11:15 p.m. According to initial reports, 61-year-old Kiefer Childress of East St. Louis, Illinois was riding on a bike when he was struck by a driver in a hit-and-run accident. The driver responsible fled the scene of the crash. Childress was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.
The cause of the collision is still unknown. Authorities have no information on the identity of the driver or the type of vehicle involved in the crash. At this time, local law enforcement officials are seeking any information that may reveal the identity of the driver involved in the crash.
No further updates are currently available. Local law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Kiefer Childress at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Illinois
There has been a surge in cycling in many cities, leaving municipalities struggling to adapt and accommodate these new travelers on the roads. The nature of collisions involving motor vehicles and bicycles leaves riders more vulnerable to suffering severe or life-threatening injuries. Across the country, an estimated 2.1% of roadway fatalities reported in 2017 involved bicycle accidents. That year, 2,689 cyclists were killed in crashes in Illinois, and there were 26 people killed in bicycle crashes across the state.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death 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 after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois bicycle accident.
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