Joliet, IL (June 25, 2024) – According to officers with the Joliet Police Department, a crash involving a cyclist closed a road in the south suburbs on Monday, according to police.

The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on West Jefferson Street, west of Houbolt Road, Joliet police said. A woman, 57, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Jefferson Street when she struck a 20-year-old man who was riding a bike. The man was thrown from the bicycle and taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. However, additional details were not readily available, and police are still investigating the accident.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his loved ones. We hope for his full recovery.

Bicycle Accidents in Illinois

Accidents involving walkers, bicyclists, scooter riders, and others on foot or two wheels result in tens of thousands of injuries nationwide, with an alarming proportion of these incidents occurring across the state of Illinois and in the greater Chicagoland area. However, there may be several legal options available after a victim is hit and injured or killed by a negligent party.

At Ankin Law, our bicycle accident attorneys can assist you in obtaining compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. Over several decades, our Chicago-area bicycle accident lawyers have successfully obtained compensation for local clients. As one of Illinois’s largest personal injury law firms, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements.

To assist you in winning your case, our team combines the expertise, experience, and knowledge of more than eighty personal injury lawyers, pedestrian accident attorneys, and support staff. When you work with our lawyers, you will have access to premier medical professionals, collision investigators, and accident reconstructionists on our side, all of whom can assist you in establishing fault and securing just recompense for your injuries. Please contact our personal injury lawyers in Joliet at 844-600-0000 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options.

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.

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