Chicago, IL (September 12, 2020) – A collision on the Near West Side of Chicago resulted in the death of a cyclist on Wednesday, September 9.
Initial reports revealed that the crash occurred near the intersection of W. Warren Boulevard and N. Damen Avenue at around 7:50 a.m. that morning. A 28-year-old cyclist was reportedly traveling south of N. Damen Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle on W. Warren Boulevard.
The cyclist was transported to Stroger Hospital for the treatment of critical injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after. The identity of the deceased party has not been reported at this time. His autopsy revealed he died due to blunt force injuries sustained in the crash. The driver involved in the crash was present at the scene and told authorities that he was unable to stop at a yellow light at the intersection.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Crashes in Cook County
Cycling has become increasingly popular in recent years, and many residents of Chicago travel by bike. However, riders are at increased risk of suffering from fatal injuries in the event of a collision involving a motor vehicle. There were 857 cyclists killed in collisions in 2018, a nearly 6% increase from the previous year. In Chicago, there were more than 7,000 pedestrian and bicycle accidents in 2016, resulting in around 100 fatalities.
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 Chicago wrongful death attorney. / 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Chicago bicycle accident.
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