A fatal Lombard bicycle accident occurred Sunday (November 15, 2020) night. This fatal Lombard bicycle accident involved a man riding a bicycle being hit by a car. The driver of the car then left the accident scene, i.e. this accident was a “hit & run.”
The Daily Herald article of November 18, 2020, titled “Chicago man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash in Lombard” discusses this incident.
An excerpt from the article:
Authorities said Lombard police called to the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Stewart Street at 11:04 p.m. Sunday found the victim, 41-year-old Troy Young, lying on his back after being struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man has been charged with driving the vehicle that allegedly struck Young. That man has been identified as Norris Watt, 25, of Chicago.
Another excerpt from the article:
Police believe Watt was driving west on Roosevelt at more than 80 mph when he struck Young, who was riding a bike, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. He had a combination of alcohol, ecstasy, amphetamine and cannabis in his system at the time of the crash, prosecutors said.
According to the article, Watt has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident as well as one count of aggravated DUI.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lombard bicycle accident can be seen in various media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Drivers who elect to drive a vehicle under the influence of drugs is discussed on the “Vehicle Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs” page. As discussed on that page, drug use can have many adverse impacts on a driver’s ability to safely drive a vehicle. This adverse impact can be magnified if multiple drugs are used (i.e. mixed drug use) and/or the drug use is accompanied by the consumption of alcohol.
As seen in many Chicago-area accidents, those involving “drugged drivers” often lead to serious injuries, many of which are either life-threatening in nature or result in one of more fatalities.