Avondale Bicycle Accident Critically Injures Rider

Bicycle accidents often result in the bicyclist being seriously injured.  On this site, many Chicago bicycle accidents accidents have been summarized and otherwise discussed.  These posts are found under posts found in the “Bicycling Accidents” category.

On Tuesday (June 23, 2020) morning a Chicago bicycle accident occurred in the Avondale neighborhood.  This accident involved a woman riding a bicycle who was hit by a City of Chicago truck.

This Avondale bicycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the June 23, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman on bicycle critically hurt by city truck in Avondale.”

An excerpt from the article:

A bicyclist was run over and critically injured by a city dump truck Tuesday morning in Avondale on the Northwest Side.

The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. as the 31-year-old woman was riding northwest in the 3100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago police said.

As she turned right on Belmont Avenue, a truck behind her also turning right struck her and dragged her under the vehicle, trapping her, police said.

The bicyclist was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of her critical injuries.

Another excerpt from the article:

The 48-year-old male driver of the truck was taken to Swedish Hospital for observation. He told investigators the bicyclist was in his blindspot, a police spokeswoman said.

This Avondale bicycle accident appears to have involved a “right hook” accident.  This is a relatively common type of collision between a bicycle and another vehicle.  This type of accident, as well as other common bicycle accidents, are further discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page.

As discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” page, there are many different types of injuries that can occur during a bike crash.  For those that have been injured in bicycle accidents, there are many steps that should be taken.  As discussed on that page, these steps include those to address both medical and legal issues, both of which should be addressed as soon as possible.


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