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Chicago injury lawyers to represent child bicyclist who was hit by car exiting an alley

Chicago personal injury lawyers from Abels & Annes have agreed to represent a 15 year old boy who was hit by a car in Cicero, Illinois on August 22, 2009. The child was riding his bike on a sidewalk in the area of 59th Avenue and 37th Street when a woman driving a car failed to yield while exiting an alley and hit him.

The Cicero Police Department investigated the cause of the car vs. bike accident. The police report states the car hit the bicycle’s front tire, causing the boy to flip over the hood of her car. The woman then got out of her vehicle and asked if he was ok. The child said he was not ok, and the woman got back in the car and fled the scene. The police located the woman later the same day at her home in Cicero.

The child sustained low back injuries and pain on both rib cages. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital on the date of the accident where x-rays may have detected a spinal fracture. He was seen again at the hospital 2 days later for an MRI. The boy is going to follow-up treatment with an orthopaedic doctor in Chicago.

The child in this case was very lucky, as he walked away from the accident with non-life-threatening injuries. Not all children are as fortunate. The Chicago Breaking News Center is reporting that a 5 year old girl riding a bicycle was killed in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago Sunday afternoon when a driver failed to yield while exiting from an alley, the same exact facts of our accident.

The deadly bike collision happened in the 6100 block of North Sacramento Avenue around 5:30 p.m. The driver was ticketed by the Chicago Police Department for failing to yield to the bicyclist while coming out of the alley.

The girl was rushed to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Also see the Rogers Park bike accident as reported by WBBM News Radio 780.