There was a bicycle accident near Wheaton Tuesday (November 20, 2018) afternoon. The accident involved a car hitting a bicyclist. The bicyclist was seriously injured because of the accident.
An excerpt regarding this bicycle accident near Wheaton, from the November 21, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Wheaton bicyclist suffered serious injuries in Tuesday crash“:
Sgt. Robert Harris, of the DuPage County sheriff’s department said a 21-year-old female College of DuPage student was heading home from school around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her car on Leask Lane, south of Butterfield Road, striking the man on his bicycle.
“He did have serious injuries, but none that were believed by the doctors at Central DuPage Hospital to be life-threatening,” Harris said. “She was cited for failure to reduce speed.”
Additional details and possible updates concerning this bicycle accident near Wheaton can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as other media sources.
On this site bicycle accident accidents and the accompanying injuries are discussed on the following two pages:
These pages discuss various aspects of bicycle accidents and the injuries that occur. While the type and severity of bicycle accident injuries vary, as seen in the DuPage County bicycle accidents that have been summarized on this site injuries resulting from such crashes tend to be serious in nature. It is not uncommon for bicycle accident injuries to result in a fatality, either at the accident scene or at some later time.
For bicyclists that have been hit by a car or other vehicle, or otherwise injured during a bike crash that wasn’t the bicyclist’s fault, there are many steps that should be taken to both protect the health of the bicyclist as well as pursue monetary compensation for accident injuries. Due to the typical injuries that happen during a bicycle accident, it is very important that such steps are pursued as soon as possible after the bicycle accident.