Oswego, IL (November 13, 2020) – A young cyclist suffered injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Oswego on Monday, November 9.
The site of the accident was reportedly located near the intersection of Wolf’s Crossing Road and Southbury Boulevard. The boy was riding his bike when he was struck at around 11:45 a.m. that morning. First responders and local authorities were present to render aid to the injured party.
The driver involved in the collision fled the scene without rendering aid. The injured cyclist was transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the crash is currently available.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Illinois
While the rate of bicycle collisions has been on the decline, the rate of fatal bicycle accidents has risen dramatically in recent years. There were 45,000 reported bicycle accidents nationwide in 2015 alone. That is a decrease from the previous year, where there were 50,000 reported bicycle collisions. However, during that same time, fatal bicycle accidents increased by nearly 12%. The majority of hit-and-run collisions involve pedestrians or cyclists.
Pedestrians and cyclists have to share the roadways with other motor vehicles. It is the duty of all drivers to safely share the roads with pedestrians and yield the right of way when necessary. Sadly, too many drivers fail to pay attention to areas like crosswalks, and far too often, serious Illinois bicycle accidents are the result. In many cases, drivers ignore or refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way, and the resulting injuries in the event of an accident can be catastrophic.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, our Illinois bicycle accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience fighting for the rights of crash victims in Illinois, and that means we know how to recover the compensation our clients deserve. We have successfully represented clients seriously injured as a result of negligent or reckless motorists, and we will fight diligently to make sure that the driver responsible is held liable for your damages. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for your case by consulting with a qualified Illinois personal injury lawyer.
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