A 26 year old male bicyclist was killed by a driver in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood during yesterday's rush hour, according to DNAinfo Chicago. Robert Cann was riding southbound on Clybourn Avenue when he was struck by the driver at around 6:45 p.m. who was reportedly traveling in the same direction. We was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 7:05 p.m., according to The Chicago Tribune.
The incident occurred on a fairly wide stretch of roadway in front of iconic Chicago bicycle shop, Yojimbo's Garage, near the intersection of North Clybourn Avenue and North Larrabee Street, DNAinfo reported. It was immediately apparent that the crash was serious. The owner of Yojimbo's, Marcus Moore, reported that the cyclist lost part of his leg at the scene. Photos on the DNAinfo website suggest a very significant collision.