Hit & run accidents happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, a hit & run happens because the driver of the vehicle does not want to be arrested for drunk driving, or otherwise be held accountable for another crime.
It appears as if a hit & run accident happened last night (June 1, 2014) involving a stolen car.
This was a fatal hit & run bicycle accident in Forest Park, Illinois. This fatal bicycle accident happened at approximately 11:00 p.m., and involved a bicyclist getting hit from behind by what witnesses have described as a speeding car.
The accident happened on Harlem Avenue.
The bicyclist was identified as Jeffery Schultz, 40, of Forest Park. He died at the accident scene.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal hit & run bicycling accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the June 2 CBS Chicago article titled “Bicyclist Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Forest Park” as well as the June 2 Chicago Tribune video titled “Video: Bicyclist killed in Forest Park hit-and-run.”
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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