Rock Island Man Identified as Bicyclist Killed in Crash

67-year-old Mark Broendel of Rock Island has been identified by authorities as the bicyclist who was killed in a fatal car accident in Rock Island last Wednesday. 

According to the Rock Island Police Department, the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 15 on 38th Street near 24th Avenue. Preliminary reports indicate that Broendal was northbound on 38th Street when a car that was in the same lane struck him.
 
Broendal suffered critical injuries and was rushed to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The county coroner confirmed that he died from multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the crash. No one else was injured in the incident. 
 
It is unclear if the driver who struck Broendal faces any citations or charges. Rock Island police are reportedly still investigating the incident. No further details have been released at this time. 

Motorists are often to blame in the majority of accidents involving bicyclists. The three most common causes of accidents involving bicycle riders include getting hit by an open door of a parked car, getting struck by a car turning right, and getting brushed by a passing car or truck. 
 
As the investigation into the Rock Island continues, Mark Broendel’s family may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. A “wrongful death” is one that occurs because of another person’s reckless or negligent behavior. With the help of an attorney, the families of wrongful death victims can seek compensation for loss of companionship/consortium, funeral expenses, and emotional distress following an accident. 
 
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