Many young people in Illinois anticipate their first days of high school. A rite of passage for many youths, the event is supposed to usher in a new and exciting chapter in their lives. Sadly, one boy who was just beginning high school lost his life after being struck by a car on his bicycle.
The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. The crash happened at the intersection of La Grange Road and 55th Street in Countryside. A 14-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when a vehicle, unidentified in the report, collided with him.
No details were given in the report regarding what led to the collision, but an accident reconstruction team is investigating, and there were apparently many witnesses to the crash. The report did state that the driver remained on the scene and was cooperating with authorities. The report did not identify the driver or state whether he or she suffered any injuries.
Seeking financial relief
As they try to deal with their tragic loss, the surviving family of the deceased teen may consider their options for obtaining compensation. The accident reconstruction report will be vital in determining liability for the crash, and affected parties will need to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Illinois to understand their rights and options. If liability can be established on the part of the car driver, the surviving loved ones may then rely on their attorney to fight hard to help them obtain the maximum amount of monetary damages possible for their terrible loss.