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Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Truck in Irving Park: Police

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    Residents Gather In Solidarity After Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Truck

    Dozens turned out in solidarity to demand steps to improve the safety of other cyclists in Chicago after a deadly bicycle accident Wednesday morning shook the Irving Park area. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez has the details

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    A bicyclist was fatally struck by a truck Wednesday morning in Irving Park on the Northwest Side, according to police. 

    The 37-year-old woman was biking southbound in the 3800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 7 a.m. when a truck driving next to her turned right at Kilbourn Avenue and hit her, according to Chicago police. 

    Her bike got caught under the truck’s wheel and rotated with it four times, police said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The driver, a 21-year-old man, stopped after the crash and told investigators he was turning on a green light when he heard screaming, police said. He said the woman was in his blind spot, police said. 

    Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Truck in Irving Park: Police

    Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Truck in Irving Park: Police

    A bicyclist was fatally struck by a truck Wednesday morning in Irving Park on the Northwest Side, according to police. NBC 5’s Christian Farr has the latest.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    Two witnesses confirmed the driver’s story, according to police. 

    A police spokesperson did not immediately have information about possible citations or charges. The department’s Major Accidents Team is investigating. 

    The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the fatality. 

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    Last month, another bicyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash with a vehicle in the same neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was cycling Oct. 20 on Irving Park Road at Kimball Avenue when he was hit by a black-colored vehicle. The bicyclist, who initially complained of back pain, died a week later from a head injury, an autopsy found.

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