Bicycle Accident Rising In Chicago This Year
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
There have been several deaths this year in Chicago due to
bicycle accidents. Twelve people have been killed in the larger Cook County area due to
bicycle accidents, and the number is expected to grow. The names of those
killed in the Cook County area have been released. According to reports,
their ages range from 13-years-old to 58-years-old. The majority of the
accidents were found to be the fault of the driver and not the bicyclist.
On June 3, a 13-year-old boy was killed after a truck struck him on 87th
Street in Burbank. On June 15, a 29-year-old bike messenger was struck
and killed by a tour bus on Chicago's Gold Coast. On July 1, a 25-year-old
woman was killed while riding a Divvy bike when a truck struck and killed
her on Chicago's Northwest Side. Authorities say the young woman is
the first person in the United States to be killed while riding a bike-sharing
bicycle. On August 16, a 20-year-old female student at the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago was struck by a tractor-trailer in the 800 block
of North Milwaukee when the vehicle crossed into the bike lane. These
are just a few of the victims who lost their lives in tragic traffic accidents
caused by other drivers.
If you have been injured or have lost someone you love in a bicycle accident,
the personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord know you need
answers about who will be paying for the damages. Our traffic accident
attorneys are experts at handling bicycle accident cases and can help
you with every aspect of your claim.
Contact our St. Louis law office today for a free bicycle accident case review.