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Chicago, IL – Kyle Summy Identified in Deadly Bicycle Crash on Rte 41 at Casimir Pulaski Dr

Chicago, IL - Kyle Summy Identified in Deadly Bicycle Crash on Rte 41 at Casimir Pulaski Dr

Chicago, IL (May 19, 2023) – A bicyclist in North Chicago was killed in a collision on Thursday night, May 18.

The North Chicago police and fire departments responded to an incident involving a bicycle and a vehicle on Route 41 north of Casimir Pulaski Drive at about 10:30 p.m., according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Beach Park resident and biker Kyle Summy, 36, was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the site. Due to the serious nature of the incident, the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team was requested to aid in the investigation. The Coroner’s Office for Lake County also responded and confirmed that Summy suffered fatal blunt force injuries in the collision.

The cause of the accident has yet to be determined.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Kyle Summy.

Bicycle Accident Deaths in Chicago

City officials in Chicago have recognized a serious problem with the city’s current rate of bicycle accidents. Between 2012 and 2019, the state of Illinois recorded an average of six deaths per year involving motorcyclists in Chicago. There has been an uptick in deadly accidents.

Brain injury, paralysis, and even death are all common outcomes for bicycle riders involved in crashes with automobiles. Some people may not fully recover for weeks or months despite prompt medical intervention like surgery or intensive treatment.

Sadly, many patients do not make it through their ordeals. When someone dies because of a reckless driver, the emotional and financial strains on their loved ones are compounded.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a bicycle accident that was someone else’s fault, you might take legal action in a variety of different ways. If you or a loved one has been injured in an avoidable Chicago vehicle accident, you should immediately speak with an attorney.

A close relative of the dead will commonly serve as the executor in a wrongful death case filed in Illinois. The basic premise of a wrongful death claim is that the deceased’s death was the direct result of another party’s carelessness or wrongdoing.

Since the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is often two years (from the date of death, for example), it is vital for family members and other representatives to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible following a fatal incident.

D&W Law Group was founded on the principle that hurt people, and their families should never have to deal with legal issues on their own. You may be certain that your claim will be filed on time if you work with our skilled and knowledgeable legal team. Furthermore, our legal team will do all its power to ensure you are fairly paid for your loss and suffering.

If you or a loved one has lost anything and you believe it was due to the negligence or criminality of another, you should talk to an attorney right once. Contact D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a free consultation if you need legal assistance. With the help of our Chicago wrongful death lawyers, you may get the justice you deserve and the full compensation you are entitled to.

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.

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