Bicycling accidents are notable as they often lead to serious accident injuries. Some of these injuries are life-threatening in nature.
There are many reasons for bicycle accidents. Some crashes result because of the fault of the rider, such as errors in controlling the bike. In other instances, the bicycle accident is the fault of another party, such as a motorist who fails to yield to a bicyclist, thereby hitting the bike.
On June 30, 2021 there was a bicycle accident in Woodstock, Illinois. This collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake & McHenry County Scanner article of July 1, 2021 titled “Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after being struck by car in Woodstock.” An excerpt:
A bicyclist was hit by a car Wednesday evening in Woodstock and suffered life-threatening injuries that required a medical helicopter to land near the scene, officials said.
The Woodstock Fire-Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded around 7:17 p.m. Wednesday to Dean Street and Lucas Road in Woodstock for a report of a vehicle crash.
A spokesman for the Woodstock Fire-Rescue District said crews arrived to find a small passenger vehicle in the intersection.
Crews also located an unconscious male victim, who had been riding a bicycle, down on the roadway.
Upon arriving at the accident scene, paramedics began performing life-saving measures to the bicyclist. The bicyclist had suffered multiple traumatic injuries.
The rider was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. His injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.
The reason for the accident has not been publicly disclosed. The accident investigation is being conducted by the Woodstock Police Department and Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT).
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Woodstock bicycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
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