Oak Park, IL – Woman Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run at Home Ave & Jackson Blvd
Oak Park, IL (May 16, 2022) –A woman was struck and injured by a hit-and-run driver on Monday morning, May 16.
Per reports issued by the Oak Park Police Department, the 58-year-old woman was on her bicycle and riding southbound near the intersection of Home Avenue and Jackson Boulevard around 7:45 a.m. when she was hit. The driver of the vehicle, which was heading east along Jackson, did not stop and dragged the bike along with the vehicle.
The woman suffered a number of injuries, including a gash on her face and muscle pain, and was transferred by paramedics to a nearby medical center for treatment.
Oak Park Police apprehended the driver, identified only as a 21-year-old Chicago woman, a short time later, after a witness identified her. She was arrested and remains in custody at this time, awaiting charges.
We would like to extend our thoughts to the injured woman and her family in hopes of her full recovery.
Data on Illinois Bicycle Accidents
Accidents involving bicycles are all too prevalent in Chicago. According to figures provided by the state, between the years 2012 and 2019, an average of six bicyclists lost their lives in Chicago. In addition to this, the occurrence of these serious injury-causing accidents and their related fatalities is becoming increasingly frequent.
In addition, twelve bicyclists died in 2021 alone, and the lion’s share of cyclists were hit by vehicle drivers. To make things even worse, the great majority of these incidents are preventable and are often the result of drivers going too fast or not paying attention to their surroundings.
Adding insult to injury, these victims often suffer from long-term disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, significant scarring, shattered bones, and other related ailments, assuming that they survive their initial wounds. It is possible that these victims may need emergency surgery or continued medical treatment, from which their recovery might take many weeks or even months.
Sadly, a significant number of these bicyclists pass away as a consequence of their injuries. When these victims are killed in an accident that was not their fault, their bereaved relatives are forced to cope with substantial emotional suffering as well as major financial repercussions. In certain cases, however, victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
If you or a member of your family has been hurt or killed in a bicycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, you may have a number of different legal options that you may pursue. For this reason and more, you should make immediate contact with a Chicago accident attorney.
It is imperative for survivors and their family members to get in touch with a qualified Chicago accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Here at the D&W Law Group, we feel that you should never have to go through this frustrating, stressful, and upsetting time alone.
When you get in touch with our experienced and highly skilled legal team, we will see to it that your claim is filed within the appropriate time frame. What’s more, our legal team will do all in their power to ensure that you get the full and just financial compensation that you are entitled to.
Please contact the D&W Law Group at 312-888-8888 to schedule a no-cost personal consultation that is tailored to your unique needs. Our compassionate and committed personal injury accident attorneys in Chicago are here to help you in securing justice as well as the full compensation you deserve as soon as possible.
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