Tuesday, May 22, 2012

8-Year Old Boy Killed While Riding Bike in Skokie

View Larger MapNews outlets are reporting on a tragic accident in Skokie that resulted in an 8-year old boy dying as a result of the injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle that had just been in a collision with a second car. The boy was riding his bike near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Main Street in Skokie. According to news reports, a black Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on St. Louis and attempting to turn onto Main Street.

The Camry struck the second car and then careened into the boy who was riding his bike. The Camry then struck a third vehicle. St. Louis Avenue has stop signs at Main Street for vehicles travelling southbound. There are no stop sign in either direction for Main Street at its intersection with St. Louis in Skokie.

Based on the reports it would appear that the driver of the Camry failed to yield the right of way to the vehicles traveling on Main Street. The driver of the Camry was required to come to complete stop at the stop sign on St. Louis Avenue at Main Street and not proceed until it was safe to do so. Given that the Camry was traveling with enough speed to strike two other cars and the boy on his bicycle, it is possible that the Camry did not come to a complete stop prior to entering the intersection.

The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices have handling numerous intersection-related cases like this that resulted in an injury or death. The bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices are currently handling another high-profile case involving a bicyclist who was injured in Skokie at Kenton and Dempster in April. Attorney Mike Keating lives near the accident scene in neighboring Evanston and is familiar with the intersection.

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 MKeating@KeatingLegal.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free and the attorneys are available to come to your home or work to meet with you.