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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