Chicago, IL (August 22, 2020) – A biker was killed after being struck in the Archer Heights area on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The incident reportedly occurred at around 6 p.m. at the 5100 block of S. Archer Avenue.
The cyclist was hit by an unidentified Ford vehicle. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials were dispatched to the site of the accident to render aid to the injured party. The 75-year-old rider was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel.
The cause of the accident is not known at this time. No other injuries were reported at the scene. At this time, charges are currently pending against the 56-year-old driver involved in the accident. The identity of the deceased party has not been released by local authorities.
At this time, no further information on the accident is available. An ongoing investigation into the collision is being managed by the Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents unit.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents Chicago
Cycling is a popular pastime across the country that is on the rise. According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of bicycle commuters nationwide increased from 5,956 in 2000 to 15,096 in 2010. Chicago, in particular, has a higher rate of bicycle commuters than the national average, with nearly 1.3% of commuters reported in the city in 2010, compared to 0.6% nationally. In fact, Chicago is third in the nation for cities with the largest number of bicycle commuters. From 2005 to 2010, there were 9,000 bicycle accidents reported in the city, resulting in 32 deaths.
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) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a fatal Chicago bicycle accident.
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