Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Naperville Bicyclist In Serious Condition After Crash With Van At Busy Intersection

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a Naperville bicyclist was left in serious condition after a collision with a 2009 Chevrolet Van in the western suburb. The collision occurred at the intersection of 75th Street and Modaff Road in the early part of rush hour on Monday, March 16, 2015. Prior to the collision, the driver of the Chevrolet van was westbound on 75th Street and the bicyclist was northbound on Modaff Road.

Both Modaff Road and 75th Street are controlled by traffic signals. 75th Street is a main arterial route in Naperville with two lanes for westbound traffic, two lanes for eastbound traffic, as well as turning lanes. There is signage at the intersection directing where bicycles should cross the intersection. This signage serves an additional purpose is that it alerts motorists of the presence of bicyclists in the area.

Other reports indicate that the Naperville Police Department's Traffic Unit responded to the scene and continues to investigate the bicycle crash. The Naperville Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash or has information to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-305-5379 or email

The bicyclist was taken to Edwards Hospital in Naperville and remains in serious condition. No further details have been reported.

Keating Law Offices, P.C. represents bicyclists throughout Illinois who have been injured in a bicycle accident. 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 initial consultations are confidential and absolutely free of charge. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly.