An Irving Park bicycle accident led to a fatality Wednesday, November 6, 2019. According to Chicago Police, this Irving Park bicycle accident happened at the intersection of North Milwaukee Avenue and Kilbourn Avenue.
This Irving Park bicycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 7, 2019 titled “Driver cited for negligent driving, improper turn in crash that killed bicyclist in Irving Park.”
An excerpt from that article, mentioning the crash as well as the decedent, Carla Aiello, 37, of the Union Ridge neighborhood:
The crash happened about 7 a.m. as Aiello rode south in the 3800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue while a truck driving next to her made a right turn at Kilbourn Avenue, Chicago police and the medical examiner’s office said.
Aiello’s bike became caught under the truck’s wheel, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Additional details regarding the crash can be seen in the article mentioned above.
On this site, various types of bicycle accidents are discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page. One of the types of accidents discussed is so-called “Right-hook accidents.” This is the type of accident that happened in the fatal Irving Park bicycle accident discussed above.
This type of accident can happen in any traffic setting where a vehicle is making a right-hand turn and a bicyclist is traveling alongside or closely trailing the vehicle to the right. However, in urban settings with heavy traffic, the probability of such a “right-hook” bicycle accident occurring is likely increased.
Bicyclists who are hurt during bicycle accidents caused by driver negligence often seek injury compensation for their injuries. While there are many reasons for filing a lawsuit, one of the foremost reasons is to get compensation to pay for medical bills and other financial hardships caused by the injuries. In those situations where motorist negligence leads to the death of a bicyclist, relevant parties may pursue the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.
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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