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 & Kurth 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.