As 72-year-old Stanley Lorkiewicz rode his bicycle in the 7700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Niles on the morning of September 23, 2013 he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the motor vehicle remained on the scene until authorities arrived. As the police report was being prepared, Lorkiewicz suddenly collapsed, but was subsequently revived and transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The autopsy results, which are expected to be released by October 1, 2013, should reveal whether the bicycle accident was the cause of Lorkiewicz’s death.
According to police, the incident was initially deemed to be only a ‘minor accident.’ The tragic death of Stanley Lorkiewicz serves as a reminder of the need to seek immediate medical treatment following a bicycling accident, even when the bicyclist, the motorist, and the police are in agreement that the incident was only minor. The Chicago Bicycle Accident Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. offer their condolences to the victim’s grieving family during this difficult time.