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Another fatal bicycle collision occurred in the Chicagoland area on the morning of Tuesday, May 14. The victim was struck by a motor vehicle around 9:00 a.m. in Schaumburg, Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police, the motorist was traveling northbound on Illinois 53 and struck the bicyclist upon exiting onto eastbound Higgins Road. However, vehicles exiting Route 53 first exit onto a frontage road before intersecting with Higgins Road. This area is immediately outside of Woodfield Mall and is a very busy and there is often heavy traffic. The area is also just to the east of the Busse Woods Bicycle Trail in the forest preserve where many cyclists ride.
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The victim, who appeared to have been in her 30s, was transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Unfortunately, she did not survive the crash and was pronounced dead around 9:30 a.m., shortly after she arrived at the hospital. Few other details regarding the crash are currently available, as the investigation is ongoing.
The Illinois Bicycle Attorneys at Keating Law Offices are alarmed and saddened by the number of fatal bicycle collisions that have occurred in recent weeks. As the weather warms up, we plead with motorists to be alert and aware of the increasing number of bicyclists sharing the road.
Our deepest sympathies are with the victim's family and friends.
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.