Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Riding His Bicycle Struck And Killed By Van Driver In Roselle

Courtesy ABC 7 Chicago
The driver of a white utility van struck and killed a man in his 40s riding his bicycle in Roselle this morning. The fatal collision occurred on South Roselle Road, near the intersection with Rosemont Avenue shortly after 6 a.m. near Turner Park, according to NBC 5 Chicago.  The bicyclist's name has not been released.

The driver had been eastbound on Rosemont Avenue, a residential street, before making a left onto Roselle Road when he hit the cyclist. The driver's direction of travel on Rosemont was controlled by a stop sign.  Photos and video from the scene showed paramedics and firefighters working to extricate the man and his bike from underneath the van.

Turner Park, part of the Roselle Park District, is right next to the crash scene.  There are several bike paths in the area.  The weather in the area this morning was clear and pleasant.  A review of the area on Google Streeview demonstrates that the sight lines on Rosemont Avenue at the intersection are clear.  

The cyclist's direction of travel prior to the crash has not been reported.

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