Chicago, IL – Man Hospitalized in Critical Condition After Bicycle Accident on Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (June 1, 2022) – In the Greater Grand Crossing area, a man was struck by a vehicle while bicycling on Wednesday afternoon, June 1.
The 30-year-old man was hit by a Ford Focus while riding his bike in the 6900 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to police. Medics then transferred the victim to the University of Chicago Medical Center by ambulance in critical condition.
No tickets were issued, per officers. However, anyone with information should contact the Chicago Police Department immediately. The inquiry is still ongoing, and no additional details have been released.
We send our best wishes to the wounded man and his family in the hopes of his rapid recovery.
Injuries Reported in Illinois Bicycle Accidents
In Chicago, bicycle accidents are all too prevalent, and they are a significant cause of concern for municipal authorities. Between 2012 and 2019, an average of six bicyclists perished every year in Chicago, according to state data. Furthermore, the number of these catastrophic events is increasing.
Despite the fact that the COVID-19 outbreak reduced traffic on the roads, nine cyclists were killed in Chicago in 2020, according to municipal statistics. In addition, 10 motorcyclists died in 2021, with almost all of them being hit and killed by automobiles. To make things worse, the great majority of these incidents are preventable, with speeding or inattentive driving being the most common causes.
Worse, bicyclists are among the most vulnerable people on our roads. Bicyclists who are engaged in vehicle accidents may suffer long-term disabilities, such as TBIs, substantial scars, shattered bones, and more, assuming they survive their injuries. These patients may need emergency surgery or continued medical care, with recovery times of weeks or months.
Many of these motorcyclists, unfortunately, die as a consequence of their injuries. When these people are killed in an accident that was not their fault, their bereaved families are left with a great deal of emotional suffering as well as considerable financial consequences.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to explore a number of legal options. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident that may have been avoided, contact a Chicago accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Because most wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of death, it’s vital for family members and other survivors of a fatal accident to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
We believe that grieving families should never have to go through this alone at the D&W Law Group. When you contact our experienced and professional legal team, we will ensure that your claim is filed on time. When a loved one dies in an accident that might have been avoided, our lawyers will go to great lengths to ensure that you get the full and fair monetary compensation you deserve.
If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s carelessness or illegal action, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance. Please contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation tailored to your individual needs. Our compassionate and dedicated Chicago personal injury attorneys are here to help you receive justice and the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
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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.