A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of a young woman who was killed while riding a Divvy bike after she was struck by a truck in July in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. The 25-year-old’s parents filed the wrongful death lawsuit on Monday in Cook County Circuit Court against the driver and his employer, A&B Flooring Supplies Inc. According to the lawsuit, the victim was riding northbound on Sacramento at approximately 9 a.m. on July 1. When she turned east onto Belmont, a flatbed truck struck her. The woman was pronounced dead at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center. According to authorities, the truck driver received a citation for failure to yield to a cyclist.
The young Chicago woman’s death was the first fatal bike-sharing system accident nationwide. The Divvy bike system was launched in Chicago in 2013. The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the family stated that there is great need to accommodate bicyclist on busy roadways. The wrongful death three-count claim seeks over $150,000 in damages from the negligent truck driver and A&B Flooring Supplies.When faced with the aftermath of a fatal accident, finding a trusted attorney is crucial. Attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, are St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys and will aggressively advocate for your rights. When choosing Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, you are choosing success. Your case is only successfully resolved when you receive the rightful monetary compensation you are entitled. Attorneys at our downtown St. Louis office are available to hear your case during a free evaluation. Contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today.