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Fatal Lake Shore Drive Motorcycle Accident

There was a fatal Chicago motorcycle accident last night (October 19, 2015) on Lake Shore Drive near Buckingham Fountain.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at approximately 10:25 p.m., and involved a motorcyclist hitting two people who were walking across the street with a green light.

An excerpt from the October 20, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Police:  Motorcyclist in fatal Lake Shore Drive accident ran red light“:

A motorcyclist driving between cars on Lake Shore Drive ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians in a crosswalk near Buckingham Fountain, killing a woman and seriously injuring a man, police said.

The woman, currently identified only as being 25 years old, was pronounced dead after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital and was in serious condition.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 20-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  He was in custody and was in serious condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the October 20, 2015 dnainfo.com article titled “1 Killed, 2 Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Lake Shore Drive, Police Say.”

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