Crosswalks are supposed to provide a method of safe passage for pedestrians and other users such as joggers and bicyclists. However, as seen in many serious accidents summarized on this site, even if a pedestrian or other user is lawfully using a crosswalk they can be hit by a vehicle. As is often the case in pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, when a person is hit by a vehicle a range of serious injuries can occur, with many injuries resulting in life-threatening conditions.
There was a fatal Prospect Heights bicycle accident Monday (December 17, 2018) afternoon which occurred as a bicyclist was attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk.
An excerpt regarding this fatal crosswalk accident, from the December 18, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist fatally struck at bike crossing in Prospect Heights“:
A bicyclist was struck and killed Monday afternoon at a bike path crossing in northwest suburban Prospect Heights.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the 82-year-old Wheeling man was crossing four lanes of Elmhurst Road at a pedestrian crossing north of Robert Road when he was struck by a vehicle headed south, Prospect Heights police said.
The bicyclist was taken to Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview for treatment of his accident injuries; he died later in the afternoon. He was later identified as Fridrikh Golod.
The accident investigation is continuing.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Prospect Heights bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the December 18 WBBM Newsradio article titled “Bicyclist Fatally Struck At Bike Crossing In Prospect Heights.”
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