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Another Chicago-area cyclist has been killed in a hit-and-run. This most recent tragedy unfolded this past Tuesday in Elgin when a reckless driver struck and killed one cyclist and left another critically injured. According to the Chicago Tribune and the Elgin Police Department, the shocking timeline began around 4 pm near East Chicago and Villa Court when the driver, Lance C. Neal of Elgin, IL struck his first victim. That victim was able to…
13-year-old Sam Yousif of Niles died after he was struck by the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck while riding his bike in Niles. On July 16, 2020, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the teenage boy was crossing at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Cleveland Avenue when “he rode directly in front of a northbound 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.” However, the intersection of Waukegan Road and Cleveland Avenue is part of a clearly marked…
Late Monday night, a Chicago bicyclist tragically lost his life as a result of the injuries sustained when he was struck while bicycling on Chicago’s West Side. News outlets are reporting that 72-year-old Walter Williams, Jr. was hit in the early morning by a white sedan in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue in Lawndale. After being transported to a nearby hospital, he was tragically pronounced dead. Police later stopped a vehicle that…
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…