Bicycle accidents continue to happen in Chicago on an ongoing basis. On this site, many fatal and non-fatal Chicago and Chicago-area bicycle accidents have been summarized. Two pages (“Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries”) further discuss various facets of bicycle accidents, including medical and legal issues associated with such accidents.
There are many reasons why bicycle accidents occur. Bicycle accidents are often notable as they typically lead to serious accident injuries.
Various aspects of fatal Chicago bicycle accidents is discussion in the dnainfo.com article of March 9, 2017, titled “Women More Likely To Be Killed In Bicycle Crashes Than Men, Officials Say.” Notable excerpts include:
Half of the people killed while riding their bicycles in Chicago in 2016 had four things in common, according data released by city officials Wednesday.
• They were not male — even though 70 percent of Chicago’s regular bicyclists are men.
• They were younger than 30.
• They were struck by the driver of a large commercial vehicle making a turn or merging into traffic.
• And they died during the morning rush hour, according to according to data presented to the mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council.
Roughly 1,300 tickets were issued in 2016 to vehicles blocking bicycle lanes, most for double parking, Billow said.
Bicyclists who encounter a blocked lane should call 311, as city officials can assign agents to patrol areas that are the subject of a number of complaints.
Additional details can be seen in the dnainfo.com article mentioned above.
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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