Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cyclist Riding On Naperville Bicycle Route Is Seriously Injured By Van Driver

A bicyclist traveling on a designated bicycle route in Naperville was seriously injured after being struck by a van on Monday afternoon.  There have been no updates provided in the media regarding the cyclist's condition since Tuesday.  Neither the victim's name nor gender have been reported.

In crash occurred at around 4:45 p.m. at the intersection of Modaff Road and 75th Street, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  The person on the bicycle was traveling north on Modaff when he or she was struck by the driver of a white 2009 Chevy Express van traveling west on 75th Street, the Sun-Times reported.  The intersection is controlled by traffic lights, but it has not been reported who had the right of way at the time of the collision.

Modaff Street is a clearly designated bicycle route, according to a 2013 Naperville Neighborhood Traffic Study.  "There is . . . an advanced warning crosswalk on the east leg of 75th Street at Modaff Road supported with Bicycle Crossing and Bicycle Advance Crossing assemblies," according to the Study.  A review of the area on Google Street View reveals signage identifying Modaff as a bicycle route.  Also, the Southern DuPage County Regional Trail runs through the intersection.  A bright yellow bicycle sign indicates where the trail crosses the intersection.

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