Thursday, July 3, 2014

Evanston Librarian Killed in Crash With Motorcycle

Media outlets are reporting that 55-year old bicyclist Gigi Galich has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision with a motorcycle on Monday morning in downtown Evanston. According to reports, the bicyclist was riding eastbound in the bike lane on Church Street at the same time that the motorcyclist was riding eastbound on Church Street. The collision occurred when the bicyclist turned out of the bike lane towards the Evanston Public Library where she worked.

The bike lane on Church Street in Evanston at this juncture is a standard bike lane with white painted stripes. The Evanston library is located right in downtown Evanston just south of Northwestern University. Ms. Galich was remembered as a warm and caring librarian who worked with childrens' programs at the library.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Gigi Galich's family and friends as well as everyone affected by this tragic and unfortunate incident.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, 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.