Alexander Co, IL (November 7, 2020) – A bicycle accident in Alexander County involving a motor vehicle left one Olive Branch man dead on Thursday, November 5.
Initial reports revealed that the crash occurred at around 6:01 a.m. that morning near the intersection of IL-3 and Airport Road. According to local reports, 58-year-old David Coleson of Olive Branch was riding a bicycle southbound on IL-3 at the time of the crash. At the same time, a 2004 white Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 54-year-old Dennis Bingham of Olive Branch was also traveling south on the highway.
While the pickup was attempting to pass the cyclist, the rider attempted to make a left-hand turn for unknown reasons. The truck then struck the bicycle. Coleson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of David Coleson at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
Cyclists are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash because there is little protecting them from the full impact of the accident. A total of 720 cyclists were killed in vehicle collisions across the United States in 2014. That year, 27 cyclists in Illinois were killed in crashes. An average of six bicycle riders are killed annually in Chicago.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois bicycle accident.
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