Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Driver of Car That Crashed Into 8-year Old Bicyclist Charged

It has been reported that the driver of a vehicle that killed an 8-year old boy riding his bicycle in Skokie has been charged in criminal court. The charges include both felony and misdemeanor charges for driving under the influence, for failing to yield at a stop sign, and for failure to have proof of insurance.

Attorney Mike Keating of Keating Law Offices posted on yesterday that given the layout of the intersection that it was logical that the driver failed to stop at the stop sign at Main Street on southbound St. Louis in Skokie. This analysis has unfortunately been proven true.

The driver, 23-year old Hanin Goma of Skokie, will most likely face a civil law suit in addition to the criminal charges against her. The family of the 8-year old boy may proceed on behalf of the minor boy's estate against the driver and potentially against Skokie. Skokie is reportedly investigating if there was anything wrong with the intersection that contributed to this bicycle-related accident.

Keating Law Offices is currently handling numerous cases involving children injured in a bicycle crash or bike 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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.