In Chicago, Illinois a bicycle rider has been killed as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle in the Logan Square neighborhood, according to the Chicago Tribune and several other news sources. The accident happened early Sunday morning when the bicyclist was turning left from westbound Logan Blvd. to proceed south on Western Avenue.
The bike rider was hit by an eastbound car that was traveling through the intersection on a yellow light that was turning red. The driver, a 29 year old woman, was given a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The bicyclist, a Logan Square resident, was later pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on the North Side.
Bicycling can be a very dangerous activity in the City of Chicago. Our firm currently represents several bicycle riders who have been hit by cars on the North Side of Chicago. Their injuries include a spinal fracture, a torn meniscus, and brain hemorrhaging. On average, there are over 500,000 bike riders across the nation treated for injuries each year.