Losing a child in a road accident is naturally an extremely traumatic experience for the surviving family members. The same distress is often experienced by the person whose apparent negligence caused the fatality. This was reportedly the case when a 13-year-old Illinois boy was killed in a bicycle accident on a recent Friday afternoon.
The fatal accident reportedly occurred in Burbank shortly before 2:30 pm. According to a police report, the teenager rode his bike on the eastbound sidewalk of 87th Street. A 69-year-old driver of a dump truck reportedly approached in a cross street and made a right turn onto 87th Street. He apparently failed to notice that the bicyclist had -- by that time -- entered the crosswalk.