Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Investigation Underway After Driver Strikes Father, Daughter Bicyclists In Woodstock

An investigation is ongoing and charges are pending against a Woodstock man who struck a father and daughter with his car as the two were out bicycling on Sunday morning.  The two, Felipe Ortiz, 55, and Maria Ortiz, 21, were airlifted from the scene to Advocate Condell Medical Center.  As of last night they were in stable condition.  The incident took place along the 9700 block of McConnell Road in unincorporated Woodstock.  Little has been reported describing how the incident happened.  The Daily Herald notes that the father and his daughter were riding along the south edge of the block and that the driver had been traveling eastbound before crashing into them.

1 comment:

  1. I bike down McConnell Road in unincorporated Woodstock all the time, It is safer than biking down 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock. They need to start putting shoulders on these roads.

    I do not exactly know where the 9700 block of McConnell is, But there is a couple of dangerous sections, the first being a bunch of pot holes in front of the factory section.

    The other being a slight dip in the road in front of Applewood, Which could cause someone to lose control or trip, do to it not being flat.

    I see alot of kids out there going to and from the park.


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