Monday, August 6, 2012
Chicago Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run by Truck Near Truck Depot
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News outlets are reporting that a woman on a bicycle was hit and killed by a truck in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The bicycle accident took place around 1:40 p.m. just west of the Dan Ryan expressway on West 47th Street. The bicyclist was dead at the scene. This is another tragic example of a bicyclist losing their life in a traffic collision.
The fact that the offending vehicle in this deadly bicycle accident may not be happenstance. Located south of 47th Street is a rail car depot. Tractor trailers picking up a freight will load up and drop off at this location and then head back onto the Dan Ryan Expressway. Nonetheless, the fact that the tractor trailer driver fled the scene speaks volumes about who the responsible party probably was in this bicycle accident.
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.