While riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago has always presented safety challenges, many new factors have likely caused the potential danger in riding a bicycle in downtown Chicago – and in Chicago in general – to increase. Various bicycle accidents have been summarized throughout this site; additionally, various aspects of bicycle accidents and bicycle accident injuries have been discussed in the Chicago Bicycle Accidents and Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries pages.
A man has died following a bicycle accident that happened on September 20, 2016 in Evergreen Park. The man, Danny Carbol, 56, of Mount Greenwood, was a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant. He died from accident injuries on Monday (October 10, 2016) night.
The bicycle accident happened as Carbol was riding his bicycle home from work.
There was a fatal SUV rollover crash Sunday morning (October 2, 2016) on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago’s South Side.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 9:35 a.m. At that time, a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, traveling at a high rate of speed in the express lanes, veered from the far left lane into the middle lane.
On this site, many bicycle accidents and their injuries have been discussed. These incidents appear to have been “accidental” in nature, i.e. for various reasons bicyclists have been injured in events that were unintentional in nature. One such example would be a “distracted driver” not seeing a bicyclist, and striking the bicyclist. Other accidents have been caused by other factors, such as a road hazard such as a pothole, which when hit by a bicycle causes the bicyclist to lose control, crash, and incur accident injuries.
However, at times injuries and/or deaths which lead to lawsuits are caused by intentional acts committed by another party. A recent Illinois lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court is one example for which an alleged intentional act caused by a motorist led to a bicyclist suffering various injuries.
There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding a fatal two-vehicle accident that happened in Kane County. The accident, which happened on March 29, 2016, involved a “head-on collision” between a Ford F150 pickup truck and Chevy Trailblazer. The collision occurred on Route 31, north of Mooseheart Road, after the Ford F150 crossed the road’s centerline and went into the opposite lane, thereby striking the oncoming Chevy Trailblazer.
There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday evening (September 22, 2016) in Evanston.
According to authorities, the accident happened in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road (near Sheridan Road and Northwestern Place) as a cement truck was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road between Garrett Place and Library Place with the green light. At approximately 5:00 p.m., the truck struck the bicyclist as she was riding out of a lot. The force of the impact knocked the bicyclist off the bike and she went under the truck.
There was a multi-vehicle accident early Tuesday (September 6, 2016) morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94.) Ten people were injured – some seriously injured – as a result of the crash.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened in the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan, near 95th Street, at approximately 12:35 a.m. At that time, three or four cars were involved in a crash. According to at least one media account, the accident involved one car attempting to back up on the expressway.
There was a fatal car crash Friday night (August 26, 2016) in Morton Grove. One woman was killed during the crash and another person was injured. The crash is considered a “hit & run” accident as one car’s occupants fled the accident scene.
According to Morton Grove Police, the accident happened near the intersection of Golf Road and Ozanam Avenue.