For many reasons, bicycle accidents often result in serious accident injuries – and, at times, fatalities – and as such remain a traffic safety concern. On this site, bicycle accidents in Lake County have been summarized in various posts in the “bicycle accidents” category, and various aspects of such accidents – including medical and legal issues – are further discussed in the “Lake County IL Bicycle Accidents” as well as the “Regarding A Bicycle Accident” page. Additional important aspects of bicycle accidents – including impaired drivers and the threat they pose to bicyclists, as well as the importance of helmet use, are discussed on the “Bicycle Accidents – Impaired Drivers” and the “Bicycle Accidents And Helmet Use” pages.
On June 19, 2017 there was a bicycle accident in North Barrington from which a bicyclist was left with critical injuries.
An excerpt regarding the accident, from the June 19, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Bicyclist struck by van in North Barrington“:
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Covelli, a 19-year-old man from Crystal Lake was riding on a bicycle north on Biltmore Drive just after noon when he turned right onto Miller Road to head east. The preliminary investigation showed the bicyclist turned into a full-size work van driven by a 29-year-old man from Fox Lake that also was traveling east, Covelli said.
As a result of the crash, the bicyclist was left with serious injuries. He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of accident injuries.
The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
This Lake County bicycle accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic 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 Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the June 20 Lake Zurich Courier article titled “Bicyclist remains in critical condition after crash in North Barrington.”
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