A female bicyclist in her twenties was struck and injured by an Evanston police officer driving a police cruiser at a high rate of speed out of an alley near the intersection of Dempster Street and Hartrey Avenue, according to a witness. The cyclist was riding westbound along the sidewalk on the north side of Dempter Street at the time of the collision. The police officer was driving an Evanston Police Department SUV southbound out of an alley when he struck the cyclist. A witness reports that the officer did not stop before reaching the sidewalk.
I have been told that numerous other Evanston police officers were on the scene following the crash. The injured cyclist has been taken to Evanston Hospital via ambulance. Her condition is unknown.
This incident has not been reported in the media. A witness, who does not know the cyclist, contacted me directly to report the incident.