A deadly Chicago truck vs. bike accident has police asking public for help

The Chicago Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a truck driver that may have been involved in an Illinois hit-and-run bicycle accident, according to the Chicago Tribune. The accident occurred on Monday around 5:50 PM. The victim and a seriously damaged by were found next to the eastbound lanes in the 300 West block of Pershing Road on the South Side, which is in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood.

Chicago police believe the bicycle rider was hit by a semi tanker-truck that had a red extended cab. They also report that the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed heading eastbound.

The victim was a 65-year-old male, address still unknown, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Autopsy reports show the bicyclist died from multiple injuries sustained after being hit by a motor vehicle.

Chicago police are asking anyone with information about the accident to immediately contact the major accident investigation unit at 312-745-4521.

It is not been reported if a Chicago bike accident lawyer is involved in the case yet. As far as a civil case is concerned, we can only hope that the truck involved in the accident is located. This would enable the victim’s family to make a claim against the truck driver’s commercial insurance policy. If the truck is not located, the attorney representing the victim’s family would explore the possibility of making an uninsured motorist / hit and run claim against the victim’s own auto insurance policy.

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