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.

Fatal Hit & Run Bicycle Accident In Chicago’s Garfield Park Neighborhood

There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Wednesday night (August 17, 2016) in the Garfield Park neighborhood. Details on the cause of the accident do not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  However, the accident is considered to be a hit & run accident involving a van striking the bicyclist. According to Chicago Police, …

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Semi Truck Fatally Strikes Bicyclist In Chicago Bike Lane

There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Tuesday morning (August 16, 2016) in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood (some might call this the Goose Island neighborhood) in which a semi truck fatally struck a bicyclist. According to Chicago Police, the bicycle accident happened at 8:15 a.m., as a bicyclist and semi truck were both traveling south …

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Fatal Truck-Bicycle Collision In Chicago’s Avondale Neighborhood

There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Friday morning (July 1, 2016) in the Avondale neighborhood.  The accident involved a woman bicyclist (identified as Virginia Murray, 25, of Chicago) being fatally struck by a flatbed truck.  The woman was riding a Divvy bike at the time of the crash. According to Chicago Police, a preliminary investigation …

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Man Riding Bicycle Struck By Train In Chicago’s Garfield Ridge Neighborhood

A man riding a bicycle was struck by a train in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood on Sunday night, June 26, 2016.  The accident happened near the intersection of W. 59th Street and S. Narragansett Avenue. An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of June 26, 2016, titled “Bicyclist struck by train on SW Side“: About 9:30 …

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Tour Bus Fatally Strikes Bicyclist At Michigan Avenue And Oak Street

There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday evening (June 15, 2016) in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.  The bicyclist was declared dead after being taken to Northwestern Hospital. According to information provided by the Chicago Fire Department as well as the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. An excerpt from …

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70-Year-Old Woman Hit While Riding Bicycle

Due to a number of factors, bicycle accidents often lead to a range of injuries, many serious, if not life-threatening, in nature.  The potential for serious injuries is increased if the bicyclist is not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.  Wearing bicycle helmets reduces the possibility of head injuries during accidents. There …

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Enforcing Bike Lanes In Chicago

Bicycling safety remains a critical issue, especially given that Chicago bicycling has been growing in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a means for commuting to work. In this site, bicycle safety issues – as well as bicycling accidents – are further discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page and are also …

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Bicyclist Dies Following Accident In Lawndale

On the Chicago Bicycle Accidents page, various aspects – including statistics – are discussed with regard to bicycle accidents in both Cook County as well as throughout Illinois.  Some of the causes of bicycle accidents are discussed, with one being impaired motorists who hit bicyclists.  This impairment may take many forms, although drunk driving is …

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Man Dies Following Skokie Bicycle Accident

There was a fatal bicycle accident Friday evening (November 13, 2015) in Skokie. According to Skokie Police, the accident happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. as a bicyclist was riding eastbound on Howard Street near McCormick Boulevard.  At that time, the bicyclist was struck by a semi truck that was heading in the same direction. The …

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Woman Struck While Riding Her Bicycle On Sidewalk In Evanston

A woman riding a bicycle from her job at Presence St. Francis Hospital was hit by a car that was heading to the hospital’s emergency room on October 29, 2015. According to Evanston Police, the crash happened at 10:23 p.m. as the woman was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk on the north side of …

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