Truck accident in Chicago proves fatal for young student

A 37-year old truck driver in Chicago fatally struck a bicyclist near the intersection of Milwaukee and Racine Avenue. The bicyclist, who has been identified as 20-year-old Lisa Kuivinen, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital before succumbing to her injuries and passing at around 8:40 that morning. 

The driver of the truck, whose name has not been released, was reportedly cooperative with the police officers who first responded to the scene. He was given two citations: one for driving in the bike lane and another for “failure to take due care of a bicyclist in the roadway”, and he has a court date set for September 15th. 

Lisa Kuivinen studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was earning a Bachelors of Fine Arts.

The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC understand that families are left with physical, emotional, and financial hardships after losing a loved one to a truck accident. Our deepest thoughts go to the family and friends of Lisa. 

Written by Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Last Updated : December 4, 2023