Saturday, September 18, 2010

Secretary of State Van Strikes Bicyclist in Pontiac, Illinois

News outlets are reporting that a van owned by the Illinois Secretary of State has struck a bicyclist near a gas station at Reynolds and Ladd Streets in Pontiac, Illinois. Further details were not released. Photos from the news source show ambulance personnel tending to a person next to a blue mountain bike.

Cases against the State of Illinois are often complicated because there is only a 1-year statute of limitations and the claim may have to be brought in the Illinois Court of Claims, a special court for claims against the State of Illinois. Typically claims not involving the Court of Claims in Pontiac would be brought in the local state circuit court. Pontiac is the county seat of Livingston County and is a county in which I am familiar. If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or All initial consultations are confidential and free.