A Woodridge fatal bicycle accident occurred Friday (June 19, 2020) evening. This Woodridge fatal bicycle accident happened in the 1500 block of W. 75th Street. According to police, the bicyclist struck and killed was a 15-year-old boy.
Details regarding this fatal accident appear limited at this time.
An excerpt regarding this Woodridge fatal bicycle accident, from the June 20, 2020 Woodridge Patch article titled “Teen On Bike Hit And Killed While Crossing 75th Street: Police“:
According to police, the 15-year-old was hit by a car in the 1500 block of W. 75th Street at 8:25 p.m. Police were called to a report of a bicyclist who was hit in the eastbound lane while trying to cross, and found that the teen had succumbed to injuries.
Several vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash, the news release said.
The DuPage County Coroner subsequently identified the deceased boy as Evan Melau.
The accident remains under investigation. Those who witnessed the crash or otherwise may have information concerning it are asked to contact the Woodridge Police Department at [email protected], or 630-960-8998.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Woodridge fatal bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
As seen in the DuPage County bicycle accidents summarized on this site, the person riding the bicycle often gets seriously injured. These injuries range in both type and severity. As discussed on the “Bicycle Accidents That Occur In DuPage County” page, among the common injuries are broken bones (arms, legs, collarbones) as well as bruised and broken ribs. Other types of serious injuries can also occur, including various types of traumatic brain injuries. This head trauma can range from minor concussions to severe brain injuries.
As discussed on that “bicycle accidents” page, such bicycle crashes can occur for many different reasons. Like collisions involving vehicles and motorcycles, in many cases motorists “fail to see” bicyclists which can lead to the vehicle hitting the bicycle rider.