Bicyclists Killed in Collisions

Recently, an 83 year old man was struck and killed by a car as he rode his bicycle. The day before, a woman in her 30’s was killed when a car making a turn struck her on her bike. Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, cars and bicyclists are forced to share the same roadway every day. Many people do not know that Illinois traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles. 625 ILCS 5/11-1502

According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, in 2009 there were 20 bicyclists killed in traffic fatalities. Nationally, 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were injured. 13% of bicyclists killed were between 5 and 15 years old. It is very important to make sure our children and loved ones are obeying the traffic laws and wearing helmets. Even with all safety measures in place, however, collisions happen.

If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a bicycle and auto collision, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries or wrongful death. The personal injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients who have been injured by the negligent conduct of others. Our law firm provides free consultations in personal injury cases. To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (630) 560-1123 or visit our website at  We are here to help. There are no attorneys’ fees for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.

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