Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oak Lawn Bicyclist Dies After Crashing Into Store Window

View Larger MapThe Chicago Tribune is reporting that a 52-year old Oak Lawn man was killed when he fell off of his bicycle and into the 7-foot plate glass window of a vacant storefront on 95th Street. The storefront was located immediately adjacent to the sidewalk which ran alongside the street. No indications have been reported that another vehicle was involved in this incident, but given that it happened on the very busy 95th Street that is a reasonable question for the authorities to investigate. There were also no indications that this property owner was in any way responsible for this incident.

In general, a private property owner can be held responsible for the injury or death of a person if their property is unreasonably safe and the property owner was aware of the unsafe conditions. Unsafe property conditions that affect bicyclists are often found in private parking lots where poorly maintained surfaces lead to bicycle crashes and related injuries.

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.