A Niles fatal bicycle accident occurred on Thursday (July 16, 2020) afternoon. This Niles fatal bicycle accident occurred in the 8200 block of Waukegan Road. The accident involved a collision between a bicycle and pickup truck.
The fatal accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Park Ridge Patch article of July 21, 2020 titled “13-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies After Being Struck By Pickup: Police.” An excerpt from the article:
Sami Yousif, 13, died after he was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado shortly before 2:40 p.m. in the 8200 block of Waukegan Road as he crossed the road at Cleveland Avenue on his bike, according to Niles police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Witnesses told police Yousif rode “directly” in front of the pickup truck as it headed northbound in a middle lane of Waukegan Road.
Although Cleveland Avenue is designated as a bike route, there is no stop sign at the intersection for the four lanes of traffic on Waukegan Road. But there is a crosswalk and multiple signs indicating that drivers on Waukegan should be aware of pedestrians.
Yousif was taken to Lutheran General Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. He passed away later that afternoon.
The driver of the pickup truck was identified as an 18-year-old man from Niles.
The accident remains under investigation by the Niles Police Department as well as the Major Crash Assistance Team. There have been no citations or charges made in relation to the accident as of July 21.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Niles fatal bicycle accident can be seen in various articles including the article mentioned above.
Other bicycle accidents that have been summarized on this site can be found under the “Bicycle Accidents” category. Such accidents can happen for many different reasons. Bicycle accidents tend to lead to serious accident injuries. These injuries vary by type and severity. Due to the typical serious nature of bicycle accident injuries, injured bicyclists often have a pressing need for injury compensation if the accident was not their fault.
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