Preparations are underway to commemorate the life a 92 year old Oak Park bicyclist who was killed by a driver on Thursday. Suleyman Cetin, an avid cyclist despite his age, was hit by a Chevy Impala at the intersection of Madison Street and Scoville Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. on October 24th, according to OakPark.com. The driver, 46 year old Rolando Ivory, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to The Chicago Tribune. Members of the cycling community are planning to install a ghost bike near the crash scene.
Mr. Cetin was reportedly riding northbound on Scoville, crossing Madison, when he was struck, according to The Tribune, citing a Village of Oak Park press release. He was pronounced dead about 2 hours later at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to OakPark.com.
Originally from Turkey, Mr. Cetin was well-known around Oak Park and continued to live an active life up to the moment of his death. Those that knew him say that he was often seen around town on his bike or working odd jobs.