Bicyclist killed crossing tracks around downed gates

A bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a CTA train on Chicago’s north side.

The man was crossing the train tracks near the Kedzie Brown Line station just after midnight.  Police said he had tried to ride around the gates when he was hit by the train.

The man, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as 31-year-old Ronayne Thomas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further details were not immediately available.

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5 comments

  • bubba

    You must be missing something upstairs to drive around downed gates. It does not take that long for a CTA train to go by.

  • Carrie

    Bubba, no, I don’t think he was missing something upstairs. Cyclists think they don’t have to obey traffic rules/laws. They are exempt and can do whatever they want to do.

    • Tony M.

      Well I’ll say it again the streets of Chicago are no place for bikes. Painting DAMN lines on the road means nothing. If the roads haven’t been reconfigured to accommodate the bikes then it doesn’t work. You only slow down the vehicles which pisses the drivers off. The roads are congested enough without a bunch of bike riders with bad attitudes & little common sense on them. The one’s that really amaze me are the COMPLETE IDIOTS that hitch their toddlers in the little death buggies to the back of their bikes. These FOOLS should be arrested on the spot for reckless child endangerment. I could go on but I getting pissed… Wake the hell up people just because some idiot says share the road doesn’t mean your DUMB ASSES have to so.

  • Tony M.

    Regardless of our difference of opinions. A human beings life was taken & I respect all Human beings just as that. Again be free thinkers folks don’t let Politicians who give a rats ass about you or I lead you the wrong way.

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