Chicago, IL (October 25, 2020) – A 78-year-old man on a bike was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle in the Jefferson Park area of Chicago on Friday afternoon, October 23.
The crash reportedly occurred near the 6200 block of W. Higgins Avenue at around 1:10 p.m. According to local reports, 78-year-old Czeslaw Kosman was traveling by bike when he was hit by a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Kosman suffered critical injuries and was taken to Resurrection Medical Center for treatment.
Kosman was later pronounced dead at the medical facility. The 39-year-old woman driving the Nissan was cited for failure to reduce speed and having no proof of insurance, according to local authorities. No further information on the deadly accident has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Czeslaw Kosman at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Chicago
Cyclists are much more vulnerable in the event of a serious car accident. Across the country, an average of 50,000 cyclists are injured in vehicle collisions. There were an estimated 720 people killed in bicycle accidents across the country in 2014, with 72 bicycle fatalities taking place in Illinois. Six people are killed annually in bicycle accidents in Chicago alone. An estimated 71% of deadly bicycle accidents occur in urban areas.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Chicago bicycle accident attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kmlltdlaw.com, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Chicago wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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