Tuesday, September 7, 2010

South Side Bicyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run

Once again a Chicago-area bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run. Last Thursday 49-year old Greg Buckner was killed while riding his bike home on Chicago's South Side. The driver left the scene and Buckner later died of his injuries. Details of the collision were not immediately available. UPDATE: It is now being reported that the police are focusing their search on a Silver or Grey Saturn. It is very troubling to see the number of hit-and-run collisions occur between bicyclists and motorists, especially those that end in a fatality. There is no more unfortunate example of how vulnerable bicyclists are on the roadways and why it is imperative that motorist and bicyclists learn to "Share the Road."

The threat of hit-and-run collisions are also why it is very important to carry sufficient Uninsured Motorist Coverage with your insurance carrier. These insurance policy provisions provide insurance coverage in the event the at fault motorist cannot be located or has no insurance and no assets to provide compensation for a loss.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or MKeating@KeatingLegal.com.

Source: ABC 7 Chicago: Family grieves after man on bike struck, killed