A Loyola, Chicago, student was killed last Wednesday in a bicycle accident in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Liza Whiteacre, a student that lieved at the 4900 block of N. Winthrop St., died when she fell from her bicycle and was crushed underneath a tuck. According to police, the tragic accident occurred when Whiteacre was trying to pass between a truck and a CTA bus outside Hamlin Park near the corner of Damen and Wellington. The truck driver was reportedly unaware that Whiteacre had fallen from her bicycle.
Whiteacre was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. She was employed as a retail and wholesale trainer at a coffee shop on Graville Ave. in Chicago. She attended High School at Fremd in Palatine. No citations were issued as a result of the deadly bicycle accident.
Chicago bicycle riders should always exercise caution when riding in the city and surrounding areas. While urban biking can be a fun and healthy alternative to driving, it carries certain risks. As bikers in the city are forbidden by ordinance from using the sidewalks for bicycling, cars and bicycles are forced to share the same roads. As such bicycle-car collisions are not uncommon. If you have any questions involving bicycle injuries or would like to speak with an attorney, please click here.