Lombard, IL (November 19, 2020) – A cyclist was killed following a deadly hit-and-run accident in Lombard on Sunday, November 15.
The site of the accident occurred near the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Stewart Avenue. At around 11 p.m. that evening, authorities were called to the scene of an accident involving a cyclist who had been struck by a motor vehicle. When emergency responders arrived, they found 41-year-old Troy Young, who was soon pronounced dead.
The driver fled the scene of the accident, but he was later found and pulled over by authorities at around 11:30 p.m. that night. The driver, identified as 25-year-old Norris Watt of Chicago, was reportedly traveling over 80 miles per hour when he struck Young and fled the scene. Watt was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and aggravated driving under the influence.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Troy Young at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
Cyclists are much more vulnerable in the event of a crash and have a greater chance of suffering from life-threatening injuries. In 2014, a total of 720 people were killed in bicycle accidents across the United States and more than 50,000 people suffered injuries in bicycle accidents. Of these cycling fatalities, 27 took place right here in Illinois. Nearly 96% of hit-and-run crashes involve cyclists or pedestrians who are less able to pursue their assailants.
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 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois bicycle accident.
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