Category Archives: Bicycling Accidents

Fatal Bicycle Accident On Midlothian Road In Mundelein

There was a fatal bicycle accident Monday night (January 8, 2018) in Mundelein.  The accident occurred on Midlothian Road, as the bicyclist was riding southbound with traffic.

The crash occurred at approximately 7:10 p.m., a few blocks from the Mundelein fire station.

An excerpt regarding the accident, quoting Mundelein Deputy Police Chief Don Hansen, as seen in the January 9, 2018 Mundelein Review article titled “85-year-old bicyclist killed in Mundelein crash:  police“:

“Witnesses indicate the bicyclist swerved into the lane of traffic somewhat abruptly and the vehicle struck him,” Hansen said.

The bicyclist, identified as Ginzaburo Suzue, 85, of Grayslake, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The vehicle that struck Suzue was a pickup truck with a 19-year-old driver.

The accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the January 9 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist, 85, killed in Mundelein crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Fatal Bicycle Accident Along Route 12 In Fox Lake

There was a fatal bicycle accident in Fox Lake Tuesday (December 26, 2017) morning.

Details regarding the crash are somewhat limited at this time.

According to Fox Lake Police, the crash happened along Route 12 in Fox Lake.   Police officers were called to the accident scene at about 7:45 a.m.  The accident occurred on Route 12 near Riverside Island Drive.

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of December 26, 2017, titled “Man on bicycle struck, killed on Route 12 in Fox Lake“:

Officials said the man was riding south in the median of Route 12 when he was struck by a car that was also headed south on Route 12.

The bicyclist was identified as a 55-year-old man.  He died at the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the December 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist, 55, killed in Fox Lake Crash.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Court Rulings Regarding Bicycle Accident On Skokie Valley Bike Path

There has been a notable Lake County bicycle accident in which the Illinois State Supreme Court has made a ruling.  The alleged bicycle accident, in which the bicyclist suffered various injuries, happened on the Skokie Valley Bike Path in Highland Park.

The bicycle accident lawsuit, as well as the subsequent court rulings, is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the December 18, 2017 Highland Park News article titled “Cyclist’s lawsuit against Highland Park revived by Illinois Supreme Court” as well as the December 18 Highland Park Patch article titled “Supreme Court Rules Against Highland Park Patch In Bike Trail Lawsuit.”

As seen in the articles, the plaintiff, Kathy Corbett, was involved in a bicycle accident on the path in August 2013.  Her injuries allegedly included broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a broken wrist, along with forearm and head injuries.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Patch article:

Kathy Corbett was seriously injured in a cycling accident on Aug. 21, 2013 while riding with a group along the Skokie Valley Bike Path just north of Old Deerfield Road, according to court filings. A rider in front of her hit a bump in the path and crashed, blocking her path. She ended up riding over him and crashing, suffering a series of injuries.

Two excerpts regarding the court rulings and appeals, from the Highland Park News article:

In December 2015, a Lake County Circuit Court judge granted motions for dismissal filed by the City of Highland Park and Lake County. The defendants said they were shielded from liability for injuries under a section of the state’s local government immunity act. The section states, “Neither a local public entity nor a public employee is liable for an injury caused by a condition of … any hiking, riding, fishing or hunting trail.”

Corbett appealed the ruling with respect to the City of Highland Park, and an Illinois Appellate Court reversed the lower court’s finding. The city appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court.

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In a 15-page opinion released Nov. 30, the Illinois Supreme Court found that absolute immunity does not apply to the Skokie Valley Bike Path or other trails improved with asphalt, concrete, crushed aggregate or similar finishes.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County bicycle accident and subsequent lawsuit and court rulings can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

8-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured During Beach Park Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents often cause serious accident injuries.  On this site, bicycle accidents that occur in Lake County are summarized in posts found under the “Bicycling Accidents” category; as well, various aspects of bicycle accidents – including medical and legal issues – are discussed on the following pages:

Lake County IL Bicycling Accidents

Regarding A Bicycling Accident

Bicycle Accidents – Impaired Drivers

Bicycle Accidents And Helmet Usage

There was a bicycle accident Sunday evening (July 23, 2017) in Beach Park.  An 8-year-old girl was critically injured.

According to preliminary crash investigation information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the accident scene at approximately 7:10 p.m.  The accident occurred at West Everett Street and Cornell Road.

An 8-year-old girl from Zion was struck by a pickup truck as she road her bicycle.

An excerpt regarding the accident, from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, as seen in the July 24, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “8-year-old critical after being struck while riding bike in Beach Park“:

“Preliminary investigation shows a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 30-year-old man of Beach Park, was traveling westbound on Everett Street,” the statement added. “The bicyclist (was) riding her bicycle in the roadway, in the same area. The Chevrolet and bicyclist collided and the girl was ejected from the bicycle.”

The girl was critically injured, and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

The traffic accident investigation continues and is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the July 24 Daily Herald article titled “Zion girl critically injured when struck by pickup truck.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Ingleside Bicycle Accident Involving Serious Injuries

There was a Lake County bicycle accident Tuesday night (March 28, 2017) in Ingleside.

According to preliminary crash investigation findings provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved a collision between a 17-year-old Ingleside male riding a bicycle and a SUV.

The collision occurred at Wilson Road and Rollins Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the March 29, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Teen bicyclist critical following collision with SUV in Ingleside“:

The bicyclist was traveling southbound on Wilson wearing dark-colored, non-reflective clothing about 9:30 p.m., according to Lake County Sheriff spokesman Christopher Covelli. A Chevy Trailblazer driven by a 54-year-old Ingleside man was heading west on Rollins, Covelli added, and the two collided in the intersection of Wilson and Rollins.

The bicyclist was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be serious injuries. He was reported to be in critical condition as of early Wednesday.

The driver of the SUV was not hurt in the collision.

The fault of the crash does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  At this time no traffic citations have been issued.

This bicycle accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the March 29 Grayslake Patch article titled “Bicyclist Critically Injured After Being Hit by SUV.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.