Bicyclist Killed in Pilsen Hit-and-Run

The man was riding his bike to meet with friends

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    Chicago police found the car involved in a hit-and-run accident in Pilsen Tuesday morning less than a mile away. (Published Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011)

    Chicago police are questioning a man for the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist in Pilsen early Tuesday morning. 

    A car hit the man, 30, while he was riding his bike in the 1100 block of West 18th Street around 12:52 a.m., police said. 

    The driver drove off. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
    The Sun-Times reports the victim was riding his bike to meet with friends.
    Officers found a car matching the hit-and-run’s car description near 14th and Halsted Street and arrested the driver, police said. They suspect alcohol played a role.
    He was taken to Stroger Hospital in unknown condition.
    Police confirmed charges are pending against the driver.