Allan Beyderman Died In Des Plaines Truck Accident on Golf Road

Allan Beyderman Killed In Des Plaines Bicycle Accident Involving Pickup Truck Along Golf Road

Allan Beyderman Died In Des Plaines Truck Accident on Golf Road

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2023) – A bicyclist identified as Allan Beyderman has tragically died in a Des Plaines collision on Golf Road.

Cook County officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday morning. Allan Beyderman was riding a bicycle along Golf Road.

A 2017 Ford F-250 truck was heading eastbound along Golf Road when it collided with the victim. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.

Des Plaines firefighters attempted life-saving measures before an ambulance took the cyclist to the Lutheran General Hospital with critical injuries. Despite those measures, Allan Beyderman was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time. Des Plaines officials are investigating the crash and are asking for the public’s assistance.

Liability For Des Plaines Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists account for a relatively small number of the total miles traveled in the United States in comparison to cars. But they are involved in a disproportionate number of serious accidents. According to the National Safety Council, “The number of preventable deaths from bicycle transportation incidents decreased 2.5% in 2021 but have increased 37% in the last 10 years (from 900 in 2012 to 1,230 in 2021). At the same time, the number of preventable nonfatal injuries has declined 44%, from 532,212 in 2011 to 299,944 in 2021.” There are a number of common reasons why bicycle accidents occur.

  • Bicycle accidents are more likely to happen when drivers are following cyclists closely within bicycle lanes.
  • Bicycle accidents are more likely to happen when drivers are fatigued. The Center for Disease Control estimates that staying awake for only 18 hours reduces a person’s ability to drive safely equal to driving with a BAC of 0.05%.
  • Bicycle collisions are more likely to happen at intersections when drivers are making left-hand turns.

Depending on the facts of any case, a driver may face civil liability if they collide with a cyclist. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, drivers must reduce their speed as may be necessary in order to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle on the roadway. Drivers may need to slow down considerably below the speed limit if their vision is impeded due to inclement weather or low light conditions.

Liability for a car accident could extend beyond any driver. In general, employers are liable for the tortious conduct of their employees, insofar as those employees were working within the course of their job duties. This could include instances where drivers may have been delivering materials or dropping off paying customers. This is why it is so important to determine the purpose of any person’s trip if they were involved in colliding with a cyclist or pedestrian. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision.

  • Medical records related to the crash should be sought.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken. The presence or lack of skid marks on the roadway can help indicate if a driver attempted to stop.
  • The vehicle involved in the crash may need to be examined.
  • A forensic examination of the crash may need to be performed.
  • A copy of the police report for the collision should be examined.

Car accidents can be very complex. The factors that may contribute to any collision can take place hours, days, or even weeks before a crash. In many of these collisions, there will be some amount of driver error. Sadly, though, drivers will often do everything that they can to deny responsibility if they are involved in a crash. But at the end of the day, evidence will ultimately reveal who was at fault, regardless of what any driver may claim.

Investigating Des Plaines Bicycle Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Allan Beyderman. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to Des Plaines police officials. There are many questions about what happened that remain unanswered. It is our sincere hope that city officials will also consider additional measures to keep bicyclists along this stretch of road safe.

Do you need more information about a Des Plaines bicycle accident? Our team of bicycle safety advocates is here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to helping accident victims understand their rights and working to make our state safer for all cyclists. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any incident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.