Chicago, IL – Bicyclist Struck & Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver at Melvina & Sunnyside Aves
Chicago, IL (May 15, 2022) – Chicago Police officers are searching for a driver in connection to a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist injured on Wednesday afternoon, May 11.
Officers say that the suspect vehicle, described as a 2011-13 white Toyota Highlander, hit the bicyclist around 1:00 p.m. at Melvina Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue in the Jefferson Park area. The driver fled the scene shortly after the incident occurred. Medics rushed the victim to an area hospital, but their present condition is unknown.
Anyone with information should call the Chicago PD right away. The investigation is underway, and further information has not been made public.
We would like to extend our thoughts to the injured victim and their family in hopes of their speedy recovery.
Bicycle Accident Injuries in Illinois
Bicycle accidents are all too common in Chicago, and they are a major source of worry for city officials. According to state statistics, an average of six bikers died per year in Chicago between 2012 and 2019. Furthermore, the frequency of these tragic instances is rising.
Despite decreased traffic on the roadways owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, nine bikers were killed in Chicago in 2020, according to city officials. In addition, ten bikers died in 2021, and virtually all of them were struck and killed by automobile drivers. To make matters worse, the vast majority of these collisions are avoidable and are often caused by speeding or inattentive drivers.
Even worse, bikers are among the most vulnerable persons on our roadways. Bicyclists who are involved in automobile accidents, provided they survive their wounds, often struggle with long-term injuries, including TBIs, extensive scarring, fractured bones, and more. These victims may need immediate surgery or ongoing medical care, which might take weeks or months to recover from.
Unfortunately, many of these bikers die as a result of their injuries. When these victims are killed in an accident that was not their fault, their grieving families are forced to deal with tremendous mental anguish as well as significant financial ramifications.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you may have a variety of legal alternatives to pursue. Contact a Chicago accident attorney as soon as possible if you’ve lost a loved one in an avoidable accident.
Because most wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of death, it’s critical for family members and other survivors to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a deadly accident.
At the D&W Law Group, we believe that bereaved families should never have to go through this alone. When you contact our knowledgeable and highly-skilled legal team, we will make sure your claim is submitted on time. When your loved one perishes in an avoidable accident, our attorneys will go to every length to get you the full and fair monetary reward you deserve.
If your loved one died as a consequence of another party’s negligence or unlawful behavior, don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Please call the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a free personal consultation targeted to your specific requirements. Our sympathetic and devoted Chicago injury accident lawyers are here to assist you in obtaining justice and the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources including news reports, police accident reports, social media posts, and sometimes, eyewitness accounts to compose these posts. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please let us know right away. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post upon request.
Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, always seek medical assistance as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene.