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Tragedy has again struck the family of a Chicago cyclist. This time the tragedy is compounded by the fact that the bicyclist was a 13-year old boy. On Sunday, June 28th, a driver struck Isaac Martinez while the boy was riding his bike in the Southwest Side neighborhood of Ashburn. The crash occurred around 6:50 p.m. when it was still daylight on that summer evening.  According to reports, Isaac was riding his bicycle southbound…
A female Chicago bicyclist was struck by a City of Chicago as she turned from Milwaukee Avenue onto Belmont in the Avondale neighborhood. This tragically appears to be yet another “right hook” collision involving a Chicago bicyclist and a commercial truck. Most troubling is the fact that the truck was a City of Chicago Department of Transportation dump truck.  A “right hook” where a vehicle turns right across a bicyclist to the right of the…
A man cycling in north suburban Waukegan was fatally struck this past Thursday at the 3600 block of North Lewis Avenue, local news sources report. Officers were called at around 11:30p.m. and arrived to find an injured man lying on the road. After being transported to the hospital, he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe the man is in his 20s or 30s, was riding his bicycle and was struck by a dark-colored sedan. A…
“Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures” The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a recent report to bring society up to speed regarding its interpretation of bicyclists’ safety in the United States. While increased access to bicycles and reliance on them as a main mode of transportation brings numerous positives to the community, such as awareness of cyclists’ rights on the roadway, unfortunately it also brings serious negatives such as heightened rates…
Chicago bicyclist Andrew Peterson has passed away as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a motor vehicle while bicycling in Chicago’s South Loop.  News outlets are reporting that the bicyclist was struck on Wednesday as he was riding his bicycle eastbound in the 600 block of West Taylor Street in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago at around 7:45 a.m. The motorist was traveling northbound on Jefferson Street and the collision…
Keating Law Offices is proud to announce that it has made contributions to several local organizations to support them during the closure of much of the state and local economy. The firm made direct financial contributions to Ride Illinois, Working Bikes, West Town Bikes and Bike Lane Uprising. In addition, Keating Law Offices also maintained its sponsorship of the Active Transportation Alliance’s “Bike the Drive” event and the Chicago Volunteer
A bicyclist has lost their life as a result of injuries sustained in a collision with a semi-truck near  Mahomet, Illinois in Champaign County. According to reports, David Powell was killed when he was struck by a semi-truck driver who failed to provide the legally required distance when passing the bicyclist. The crash occurred on Friday around 9:30 a.m. when 46-year old David Powell was bicycling northbound on Illinois 47. This roadway is frequently used…
Nearly two years after a driver struck and killed an Illinois bicyclist, the driver who originally fled the scene is facing the criminal justice system. According to news reports, the Barrington Hills police department along with the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County located and identified the driver of a hit-and-run fatal bicycle collision that took place in Barrington Hills, Illinois on May 11, 2018.  28-year old Rafal Ryndak of Schiller Park died…
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has announced that his Executive Order or what is otherwise known as the “Stay In Place Order” will continue through April of 2020. At this juncture, it is fair to say the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic remain largely unknown. Looking at the short-term, there stands to be financial impacts on most Illinois residents and businesses. The anxiety surrounding one’s personal expenses will continue to rise the longer…
On March 20, 2020 Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued an “Executive Order In Response to COVID-19.” What has been commonly referred to as the “Stay In Place Order” also details requirements for social distancing and outlines when certain activities are permissible. Governor Pritzker’s power to take this extreme action stems from the powers vested in him as Governor of the State of Illinois under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act. This Act…