Man Dies Nearly Two Months After Chicago Bicycle Accident

As seen in the many Chicago area bicycle accidents that have been summarized on this site, such accidents can lead to a broad range of injuries, many of which are serious injuries.  Various aspects of bicycle accidents, including what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident, is discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

Some of those injuries lead to fatalities, either immediately (i.e. the bicyclist dies at the accident scene) or after a period of time.  This time period can range from days to possible many months.  In these instances there can be protracted periods of pain and suffering.

As well, any significant period of hospitalization can also lead to substantial medical bills.

A bicyclist has recently died almost two months after being hit by a vehicle in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.  The accident and ultimate death is discussed in the November 30, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “72-year-old bicyclist dies nearly two months after West Side crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

At 1:14 p.m. on Oct. 2, Leonard Anderson was riding south against traffic in the northbound lanes of the 600 block of South Independence when he was struck by a vehicle heading north, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Anderson died on Tuesday (November 28, 2017) afternoon.  An autopsy conducted by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that he died of complications from multiple accident injuries.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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