Springfield, IL (September 28, 2020) – On Friday afternoon, September 25, a 26-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle while on her bicycle in Springfield.
The collision reportedly occurred at around 3:28 p.m. near the intersection of Rutledge Street and Madison Street. At this time, the cause of the accident has not been reported by local sources. When emergency responders arrived, the injured cyclist was pinned underneath the vehicle.
Springfield firefighters had to extricate the cyclist who was then transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. Her condition has since been upgraded to non-life-threatening. No charges have been filed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
Illinois is a very attractive state for bicycle riders and has someone for everyone, from the most inexperienced to the most skilled riders. Unfortunately, Illinois is the fifth-worst state in the nation for cyclists. Of the 720 reported bicycle fatalities reported nationwide in 2014, 27 occurred right here in Illinois. On average, more than 50,000 cyclists are injured in collisions across the country. Nearly 71% of bicycle accidents occur in urban areas.
Bicycles are much smaller than other motor 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 cyclist and cause a devastating accident. Riders 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 injury 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 accident victims. Our Chicago personal injury firm 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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