Thursday, July 5, 2012

Few Details Reported Regarding Cause Of Crash That Killed 81 Year Old Chicago Bicyclist

A 81 year old Chicago cyclist died yesterday afternoon in the Edgebrook neighborhood after being involved in a collision with an SUV, according to The Chicago Tribune.  The bicyclist, Robert Van Pelt, was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital about an hour and a half after the crash on the 5100 block of West Devon Avenue.

Few details regarding how the collision occurred have been reported.  The Tribune reports that the Toyota 4-Runner SUV was struck along its side.  Apparently, Mr. Van Pelt was riding westbound on Devon.  It would have been legally permissible for him to ride in the right lane of the road way.  It is not clear whether the truck had been traveling on Damen just prior to the crash.  North Leroy Avenue appears to be the side street closest to the crash site.

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