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New Law Protects Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law Public Act 96-0267. These amendments to the Crime Victims Compensation Act includes in the definition of crime of violence leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death or personal injury if the victim was a pedestrian or was operating a vehicle moved solely by human power or a mobility device at the time of contact. The effect of the amendment is to give pedestrians and bicyclicsts access to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund when they are injured and cannot get relief from the perpetrator of the crime.
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