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Bicycle Accident Near Franklin Park, Illinois

A man has been charged in a hit & run accident in which he struck a bicyclist near Franklin Park, Illinois.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, this bicycle accident happened on Saturday (October 18, 2014) at 10 p.m., as a Ford Mustang traveling southbound (and reported to be speeding) on Mannheim struck the cyclist near Montana Avenue.

The bicyclist, identified as a 44-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver was identified as Emmanuel Garcia, 23, of Melrose Park.  He was charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident as well as with failing to report an injury accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 22, 2014 Cook County Sheriff’s Office press release titled “Man Arrested In Leyden Township Hit And Run” as well as the October 23 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Driver charged in hit-and-run that seriously hurt bicyclist.”

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