Bicycle Accidents

Summarizes and otherwise discusses various bicycle accidents that have occurred in Cook County which have resulted in accident injuries or fatalities.

As seen in these posts, Cook County bicycle accidents have led to many types of accident injuries, and in some cases fatalities.  These injuries vary significantly both in type and severity depending upon the characteristics of the bicycle accident.  In many cases, there is the potential for injuries to adversely impact the bicyclist’s health and future medical condition.  It is not uncommon for bicycle accident injuries to require significant medical care.   This care is often costly, even if the bicyclist has health insurance.  Costs may significantly increase if the injury is a permanent injury and/or one that cause significant ongoing impairments.

Medical treatment that may be required to treat injuries includes treatment in the emergency room (ER) or intensive care; hospitalization; testing; surgeries; and physical rehabilitation and/or occupational rehabilitation.

In order to offset these medical costs – as well as for other reasons – many people who have been hurt due to the negligence action of others choose to file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensated.

Bicycle Accident Injuries Experienced In Cook County Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accident injuries are often serious in nature.  Many of these injuries can become life-threatening in nature.  As seen in the Cook County  bicycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, a variety of bicycle accident injuries have resulted from such crashes. As discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Bicycle Accident Injuries” and “Bicycling Accidents In Cook …

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Cook County Bicycle Accidents And Their Many Causes

There are many Cook County bicycle accidents that happen each year.  As discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Bicycle Accident Injuries” and “Bicycling Accidents In Cook County” pages, there are many reasons as to why bicycle accidents can happen, and there is a broad range of injuries that can result from such accidents.   As well, the severity …

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Fatal Chicago West Loop Bicycle Accident At Halsted And Madison

There was a fatal Chicago West Loop bicycle accident Thursday (August 9, 2018) morning. According to Chicago Police, the accident occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m. as the bicyclist, a 39-year-old woman, was riding north on Halsted.  At Madison, she was struck by a dump truck that was making a right-hand turn. The bicyclist was taken …

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Bicycle Accidents That Occur In The Chicago Area

Bicycling accidents have often been discussed on this site, as they often lead to a range of serious if not life-threatening accident injuries.  Some bicycle accidents lead to the death of the bicyclist, either at the accident scene or afterward. During a bicycle accident, the bicyclist can be subject to very strong and unnatural forces during …

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Fatal Bicycle Accident In Chicago’s Humboldt Park

There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday night (January 11, 2017) in Humboldt Park neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. Details on the accident are limited at this time.  The cause and the fault of the accident do not appear to be be publicly disclosed at this time. According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at 10:38 …

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Two Chicago Bicycle Accidents On Milwaukee Avenue

There are many bicycle accidents that happen in Chicago on an ongoing basis.  In the last few months, several high-profile fatal Chicago bicycle accidents have occurred, which has heightened recognition of the issue of Chicago bicycling safety. On this site, many Chicago and Chicago area bicycle accidents have been summarized.  As well, additional discussion concerning various …

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Man Dies From Bicycle Accident Injuries

A man has died following a bicycle accident that happened on September 20, 2016 in Evergreen Park.  The man, Danny Carbol, 56, of Mount Greenwood, was a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant.  He died from accident injuries on Monday (October 10, 2016) night. The bicycle accident happened as Carbol was riding his bicycle home from work. An …

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Fatal Bicycle Accident At Damen And Addison

There was a fatal bicycle accident Monday morning (September 26, 2016) at Damen Avenue near Addison Street in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at 7:50 a.m. as a bicyclist (a woman thought to be in her 30s) was riding northbound on Damen Avenue.  At that same time, a flatbed …

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Student Dies Following Sheridan Road Bicycle Accident

There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday evening (September 22, 2016) in Evanston. According to authorities, the accident happened in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road (near Sheridan Road and Northwestern Place) as a cement truck was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road between Garrett Place and Library Place with the green light.  At approximately 5:00 p.m., …

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Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle In Chicago Ridge

A bicyclist was hit and critically injured by a vehicle Saturday night (August 20, 2016) in Chicago Ridge. Details regarding this bicycle accident are limited in nature.  The accident happened sometime after 11:00 p.m. near 111th Street and Mayfield Avenue. The bike’s rider was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center for treatment of his accident …

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