Good Samaritan rushes to rescue of bicyclist hit by truck

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A Good Samaritan rushed to the rescue Wednesday after a truck in the South Loop hit a bicyclist.

It may have look like an average day at the Midas on Roosevelt and Canal, but Wednesday wasn't anywhere close to average.

A truck was leaving the Midas shop around 8:30 a.m. when the driver hit a bicyclist.

Aaron Proctor ran outside and saw a young lady trapped under the front of the truck. He immediately ran to get a jack.

Proctor helped get the truck off her body until paramedics came to take her to the hospital.

He says he was just in the right place and the right time, but his co-workers say he was heroic, and are proud to work with such a good person.

The woman was treated and released from a nearby hospital.

Some people WGN spoke with stressed the need for protected bike lanes on that stretch of Roosevelt near Canal. They say it can be very dangerous, and that there are a lot of bicyclists in the area.

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