Joliet, IL (October 6, 2020) – A cyclist was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Joliet on Monday morning, October 5.
The accident occurred near the intersection of IL-53 and Rachel Avenue at around 8:45 a.m. According to local authorities, a 64-year-old man driving a 2007 GMC truck with a flatbed trailer was traveling southbound on the highway at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, the cyclist was struck by the pickup truck.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials. The driver of the GMC was uninjured in the accident. No further updates on the accident have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
Riding a bicycle is a wonderful pastime for many Illinois residents. However, cyclists are more exposed to the dangers of the road. A total of 27 people were killed in bicycle accidents across Illinois in 2014. Statistics show that the state is the fifth-most dangerous state for cyclists in the nation. On average, nearly 50,000 cyclists are injured in vehicle collisions each year.
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 Illinois personal injury 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 Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., 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 Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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