Bicyclist killed after collision with motorcyclist on Northwest Side

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CHICAGO -- One person was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and bicycle on the city's Northwest Side.

The accident involving a motorcyclist and bicyclist happened at the intersection of Milwaukee and Addison around 6 a.m.

A witness claims the motorcycle was behind the bike, and then passed on the left to make a traffic light.

Police say the motorcyclist slammed into the bike, then struck a building.

The motorcyclist was taken to Community First Hospital.

The bicyclist was take to Illinois Masonic Hospital and pronounced dead.

No age or gender has been released yet.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

 

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4 comments

  • FishMan

    You CANNOT Put a Non Motorized vehicle with a Motorized Vehicle. Simple Logic!!!! The Bicycle Riders Do Not Follow any Rules. This will Keep Happening and the person on the Bike will lose every time.. Time to License and Give Lots of Tickets to Bicyclist…

    • MNW

      You don’t ride a bike very often, do you? Biking in the city is safe if everyone follows the rules and is aware of their surroundings. That said, the bike infrastructure in Chicago is not even close to being on par with most European countries. We should have more people on bikes, safer, elevated bike lanes with an integrated traffic light system in order to reduce our dependence on vehicles and oil. Requiring licenses for bicyclists will only hinder progress toward a greener city. It’s easy to say we should fine and license a group of people to whom you clearly do not belong.

      And to your point, yes, some bicyclists break rules. But the same can be said for motorists. We don’t know the context of what happened here, so it’s unfair to blame the cyclist without knowing more.

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