Articles Posted in Bicycling Accidents

A Park Ridge fatal bicycle accident occurred Thursday (October 7, 2021) night.  This Park Ridge bicycle accident occurred at the six corners intersection in the Uptown area.

Details regarding this bicycle accident appear to be limited.  The reason for the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.

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A fatal bicycle accident happened Wednesday (July 14, 2021) evening in West Rogers Park.  This bicycle accident involved a collision between a pickup truck and bicycle ridden by a 9-year-old boy.

The July 15, 2021 Chicago Tribune article titled “Child riding bicycle struck by vehicle, killed in West Rogers Park” discusses this fatal collision.

An excerpt:

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.

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“Dangerous intersections” can pose a threat to various types of road users.  These road users include drivers of passenger vehicles, truck drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  “Dangerous intersections” have been discussed on this site due to the frequency of accidents and injuries that often occur at these intersections.  There can be many reasons why an intersection can be considered dangerous.  Among the reasons can be too much traffic for the roadway; poor visibility; a confusing layout; lack of adequate traffic control; and inappropriate speed limits.

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A February 10, 2021 Avondale neighborhood bicycle accident has resulted in the bicyclist being critically injured.  This Avondale bicycle accident occurred on North Kimball and involved a SUV that hit the bicyclist.  The SUV had allegedly previously been carjacked.

At the time of the collision the cyclist was riding north on North Kimball.

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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.

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Bicycle “dooring accidents” have been extensively discussed on this site.  For those unaware, this type of bicycle crash happens when a driver who is parallel parked opens the car door as a bicyclist is approaching the car from the rear.  The bicyclist runs into the opened car door as the bike is passing the car.  As the bicyclist is typically riding at speed, the collision with the opened door – a fixed object – is usually highly traumatic.  The bicyclist can be seriously injured, and there are a wide range of injuries that can occur.  In a limited number of cases the injuries have led to the death of the bicycle rider.

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Bicycle accident injuries range widely in both type and severity.  Due to the physical forces involved, as well as a bicycle’s lack of structural protection, cyclists are often seriously injured when hit by a vehicle.  As seen in many Chicago-area accidents, some cyclists are fatally injured during a crash.

On this site, types of bicycle accidents are discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page.   Reasons that bicycle accidents occur, and the associated injuries, are discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” page.

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There was a fatal South Side bicycle accident Sunday (November 17, 2019) night.  Details on the accident are somewhat limited.  The cause of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  The accident is under investigation.

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