A bicycle was hit by a car Thursday (May 17, 2018) in Elmhurst.
Details on the accident appear to be limited at this time. The cause of the accident, as well as the party at fault, does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.
According to the Elmhurst Police Department, the collision involved a 10-year-old boy who was riding his bike at Bryan Street and Jackson Street. At the time of the collision, the boy was riding northbound on Bryan Street and the car was traveling eastbound on Jackson Street. Elmhurst Police were called at 4:56 p.m. alerting them that a bicycle was hit by a car.
The boy was injured during the collision and taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries. Those injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 18, 2018 Elmhurst Patch article titled “10-Year-Old Hit By Car In Elmhurst: Cops” as well as the May 18 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “10-year-old bicyclist, car collide in Elmhurst.”
Additional discussion regarding the types and severity of bicycle accident injuries can be found on these two pages:
As discussed on these pages, there are a broad range of bicycle accident injuries. Due to the forces involved, as well as other characteristics of bicycle accidents, injuries resulting from such crashes typically are serious in nature and they can be life-threatening. Because of the typically serious nature of bicycle accident injuries, personal injury lawsuits are often filed in cases where the bicycle accident was not the fault of the bicyclist.
There are many reasons why bicycle accidents occur. As further discussed on the pages, these reasons can be generally defined as those that are the fault of the bicyclist, and those that are the fault of another party, such as a motorist who hits a bicyclist.
Additional details can be seen in the pages mentioned above.