Friday, July 13, 2012

Second Chicago Bicyclist This Month Killed

Update - 1:00 p.m.  The twenty-three year old female bicyclist killed last night leaves three minor children behind.  Caprice Cunningham is survived by a 5 year old son, a 3 year old and a 1 year old daughter, according to The Chicago Tribune.  The incident allegedly occurred at or near the intersection of 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.  A search for witnesses to the crash is underway.  A family member of the bicyclist, Michelle Cunningham, who saw Caprice in the hospital stated that her injuries strongly suggested that the truck that hit her was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of impact.  The driver has been cited for driving an unsafe vehicle and driving on a suspended license.  Click here to read more.

Another Chicago bicyclist has been killed.  Caprice Cunningham, 23, died last night after being struck by an ice cream truck in the Chatham neighborhood on the city's South Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  The incident occurred at around 8:40 p.m. as the Ms. Cunningham rode in the 8700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue.  She was pronounced dead a half an hour later at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

No more facts regarding how the incident occurred have been reported, though the Sun-Times reports that "police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating."

This is the second reported death of a Chicago bicyclist this month.  On July 4th, an 81 year old Chicago bicyclist was killed by a motorist while riding to an Independence Day parade.

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