Thursday, July 5, 2012

81-Year Old Bicyclist Killed in Edgebrook

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that an 81-year old bicyclist was killed in a bicycle versus motor vehicle collision in Edgebrook. According to the reports, the bicyclist was travelling westbound on Devon Avenue when there was a collision between the bicyclist and an SUV. The report does not indicate which direction the SUV was traveling at the time of impact.

The law requires vehicles passing a bicyclist to give a minimum of 3 feet of clearance when passing. This is the law by virtue of the Illinois Rules of the Road and the Chicago Municipal Code. The Chicago Municipal Code also requires motorists to exercise "due care" to avoid colliding with a bicyclist. However, according to the report, no citations were expected.

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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.