Libertyville, IL (October 5, 2020) – On Sunday, October 4, someone was killed in a deadly bicycle accident in suburban Libertyville.
Local authorities reported that the crash occurred near the intersection of IL-176 and Stritch Drive. At around 3:25 a.m., responding officers found a cyclist lying on the roadway. The injured rider was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was later pronounced dead.
At this time, no further information on the crash has been provided. The identity of the deceased party has been withheld. The driver involved in the accident remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
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 Accidents in Illinois
Cyclists are at greater risk of suffering severe injuries in the event of a collision. There were 720 reported bicycle fatalities reported across the country in 2014. That year, 27 cycling deaths occurred right here in Illinois. The state has been labeled the fifth most dangerous state for cyclists. There are more than 50,000 cyclist injuries reported annually in the United States.
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 Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. 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 Illinois bicycle accident.
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