CHICAGO — A 22-year-old was riding his bike in Old Irving Park when he was hit by a car whose driver did not stop.
The medical examiner has identified the bicyclist as Nick G. Parlingayan.
Police said Parlingayan was riding his bike on the 3800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a black Nissan Versa.
He fell off his bike and the driver of the Nissan did not stop to check on him and kept on driving.
Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police said they are questioning a person of interest.
Parlingayan was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
A witness said he called 911 when he saw the man lying on the street.
“All I heard was a big thud,” Donald Henderson said. “I thought it was something going on with the trains. I came outside and saw the guy lying on the street.”
A suspect was taken into custody Thursday in connection with Parlingayan’s death. Charges are pending.
In 2019, another bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run just across the street from Wednesday’s incident. Carla Aiello, 37, was killed when she was riding her bike and was hit by a truck.