Northbrook Illinois Bicycling Accident At Willow Road and Shermer

A bicyclist was hit today by a semi-trailer truck in Northbrook, Illinois at the corner of Shermer and Willow Roads. Deborah Ehrlich, 50, of Northbrook, was bicycling at just before 10 a.m. when the accident occurred.  She was said to be wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. According to Northbrook Deputy Fire …

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Bicycling Accident in Deerfield, Illinois

According to a story in the HighlandParkPatch.com of May 31, a female teenager was struck by an SUV at the intersection of Castelwood Lane and Deerfield Road in Deerfield, Illinois on Friday.  The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Deerfield Police, the fire department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team responded to the scene. …

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State of Illinois to Start Tracking Bicycle ‘Dooring’ Collisions

The Chicago Tribune of April 24 reported in an article titled “Illinois to start tracking bicycle ‘dooring’ collisions” that the state will start tracking bicycle accidents including “dooring.” The data will be incorporated into annual traffic accident summaries compiled by IDOT, the Illinois Department of Transportation.  This policy is being implemented to help reduce “dooring” crashes, …

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Lake Villa-area Illinois girl suffers head injury March 30

While riding her bicycle in Lake Villa on March 30, a 10-year old girl suffered a head injury.  As of the story’s publishing on March 31, she was expected to survive, according to police. The 10-year old girl was hit by a sports utility vehicle while she bicycling across the street at about 1:30 p.m. …

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