Fatal Aurora Bicycle Accident At Edgelawn Road At Prairie Street

Fatal Kane County Bike Accident

A fatal Aurora bicycle accident occurred early Tuesday (July 23, 2019) morning. The vehicle that struck the bicyclist left the accident scene, i.e. this fatal Aurora bicycle accident was a “hit & run” accident.

An excerpt regarding this fatal Aurora bicycle accident, from the July 23, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in Aurora“:

A sheriff’s deputy noticed a bicycle in the grass about 1:20 a.m. on Edgelawn Road at Prairie Street and located a woman in nearby trees, Aurora police said in a statement.

The woman, identified as Elizabeth Kakoczki of Aurora, was given CPR by police and then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Kakoczki was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital; she was 62 years old.

This fatal Aurora bicycle accident remains under investigation. Those with information concerning this “hit & run” are asked to contact Aurora Police at 630-256-5330, or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Aurora Bicycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 23 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Aurora woman on bike killed by hit-and-run driver.”

There can be many reasons as to why a driver may choose to leave the accident scene. Often, the driver may not want to be held responsible for the accident if they are driving while impaired either by alcohol and/or drugs.

An excerpt from the “Kane County Bicycle Accidents And Their Injuries” page:

For Kane County bicycle accidents that are not the fault of the bicyclist, there are many reasons why such accidents have occurred.  As experienced in Kane County as well as many other Chicago-area streets, traffic and congestion has been increasing, which can increase the risk posed to bicyclists.  As well, motorists can be impaired by alcohol or drugs, which can present great risks to other roadway users, and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable to being hit and seriously injured by such impaired drivers as bicyclists are harder for impaired motorists to acknowledge.  Because bicyclists lack the type of structural impact protection that a vehicle provides, bicyclists are often seriously injured during collisions with cars and other vehicles. Other issues may impair motorists’ driving ability to see and avoid hitting bicycles, such as distracted driving, which can be caused by cellphone use (including texting) as well as other distractions.  A few of the bicycling accidents summarized on this site (in Aurora) ostensibly involved a motorist ostensibly not “seeing” a bicyclist, which resulted in the motorist hitting the bicyclist.  As well, there are at least two accidents which were considered to be “hit & run” accidents.


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