Morton Grove, IL (August 19, 2020) – A cyclist suffered injuries after being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle in Morton Grove on Monday, August 17.
A report from the Morton Grove Police Department revealed that a 55-year-old woman riding a bike struck the side of a passenger car that was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection of Dempster Street and Lehigh Avenue. The incident took place near a forest preserve bike path at around 1 p.m.
The cyclist was reportedly traveling at a crosswalk on Dempster Street from the North Branch Bike Trail. Authorities found the injured cyclist sitting on the road following the accident. She complained of pain in her knee and wrist and was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois for treatment.
The driver of the 2009 Toyota Camry remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
As expected, when a bicycle is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, the rider is more likely to sustain serious injuries. More Americans are choosing bikes for their daily commute and to get around. In 2018, there were 857 cyclists killed in deadly bicycle crashes in the United States. The majority of cycling accidents take place in urban areas, accounting for nearly 75% of reported bicycle crashes nationwide. Around 37% of deadly bicycle accidents in 2017 involved alcohol.
Bicycles are much smaller than other vehicles and lack adequate protection for their riders, leaving them at serious risk of injury, and many drivers are constantly distracted by passengers, other drivers, and technology, making them more likely to ignore a motorcyclist and cause a devastating accident. Cyclists are at greater risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident, and the resulting damages can change a victim’s life forever. It is important to have someone on your side aggressively representing your rights after being injured in an Illinois bicycle accident.
The team of Illinois bicycle crash attorneys at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., passionately represents injury victims and their families after an accident, and we have years of experience pursuing claims for motorcycle crash victims. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can thoroughly investigate your case to obtain compensation from the party responsible for the accident and make sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. If you or a loved one has been recently injured in a bicycle accident, contact our offices at 312-386-7683.
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