Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chicago Bicyclist Killed This Morning, Driver Ticketed

A right turning driver struck and killed a bicyclist this morning in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood, reports The Chicago Tribune. This is the second time this month that a motorist has killed a cyclist in the City.

This morning's death occurred at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Ashland Avenue and Augusta Boulevard.  Truck driver, Danny Darling, and a male cyclist in his 50s were both traveling westbound on Augusta when they crashed as Mr. Darling allegedly attempted to make a right turn onto Ashland, according to the Tribune.  Chicago police ticketed the driver for making an improper right turn.  The cyclist, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead about a half an hour after the crash.

On October 5th a Chicago bicyclist was killed by a truck on North Wells Street after swerving to avoid a car door opened suddenly into his path.

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