Tuesday, November 20, 2012

67 Year Old Bicyclist Killed By Driver In Crystal Lake

A 67 year old bicyclist was killed yesterday in Crystal Lake when he was struck by the driver of a SUV on U.S. Route 14, according to The Chicago Tribune.  The cyclist, Gordon McClain, was allegedly crossing the road from north to south when a 48 year old motorist in a 2012 Nissan Murano, driving east on Route 14, collided with him. The incident occurred at around 5:45 p.m. Monday near the intersection with Illinois Route 31.  The busy area serves as an access way between residential neighborhoods and numerous shopping and eating destinations.  Windwood Park in also located nearby.

Mr. McClain was dead at the scene due to severe head injuries, according to The Tribune.  He had not been wearing a helmet. Illinois law does not require bicyclists to wear helmets.


  1. "Illinois law does not require bicyclists to wear helmets."

    True, bicyclists should have the freedom to decide for themselves. After all, it is very difficult to criminalize stupidity, though it is hard to say if it would have saved this man's life.

    Do you think that Illinois law should require bicyclists to wear helmets?

  2. I do not think the law should require helmet use.


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