Saline, IL – Bicyclist Hit & Killed in Crash on US 45

Saline, IL (April 20, 2024) – An early Thursday morning collision between a vehicle and a cyclist resulted in the fatality of one individual. The collision occurred at 1:55 a.m. along U.S. Route 45 at Wasson Road in Saline County, per the Illinois State Police (ISP).

Cyclist injured on the street bike after collision with a car

Troop 10 personnel responded to the site and reported that the cyclist was traveling south on U.S. Route 45 at the time of the collision with a 2019 Buick Encore traveling south on the same road, according to ISP. The Encore allegedly struck the cyclist. At the scene, the cyclist was pronounced deceased by EMTs, though they have not yet been identified. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and it’s unclear if citations are pending.

We extend our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

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Bicycle Accidents in Chicago

No two bicycle accident cases are ever identical. Each accident victim will sustain unique injuries, and the aftermath will have an individual impact on their lives. Consequently, the strength of your bicycle accident claim will ultimately depend on circumstances particular to your case.

However, by answering the following questions, you can get a sense of the amount of recompense you might recover in a bicycle accident claim:

  • What categories of injuries have you sustained in your bicycle crash?
  • Can you continue your regular work or resume your normal life activities?
  • Are your bicycle accident-related injuries permanent?
  • To what extent did your accident worsen a preexisting medical condition?

The majority of bicycle crashes are caused by negligence. An act of negligence occurs when an individual acts outside of the reasonable standard of care considering the circumstances and consequently inflicts harm upon another individual.

The following are some of the most frequent causes of bicycle accidents:

  • Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to bicyclists
  • Motorists who turn at intersections without paying attention to bicyclists
  • Speeding
  • Impaired driving
  • Failing to leave space between vehicles
  • Road rage
  • Poor roadway maintenance
  • Defects in safety apparatus or vehicle parts

To help you win your case, our attorneys will thoroughly analyze the evidence and circumstances to identify all possible causes. With this knowledge, we will proceed with your claim and pursue compensation from all parties responsible. Whether you’ve been hurt in one of these crashes or lost a loved one, our attorneys at Ankin Law are here to help you. Contact our bicycle accident lawyers in Saline at 844-600-0000 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options moving forward.

Note: We use outside sources such as news reports, police reports, social media platforms, and first-hand or eyewitness accounts about accidents that happen throughout the state of Illinois. We have not verified any of the facts surrounding this particular accident. Please contact Ankin Law, LLC, if you locate any incorrect information in our post. We will correct it immediately or remove a post if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for business. It’s vital to understand that these posts do not offer legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Legal outcomes can differ based on individual circumstances. For personalized legal guidance, please reach out directly to Ankin Law, LLC. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.

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