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Fatal Skokie Bicycle Accident

There was a fatal bicycle accident Friday evening in Skokie.

According to Skokie Police, the accident happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. as a bicyclist was riding eastbound on Howard Street near McCormick Boulevard.  At that time, the bicyclist was struck by a semi truck that was heading in the same direction.

The bicyclist, identified as James C. Hinton, 43, of Evanston, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 16, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Evanston man dies after being hit by semi-truck in Skokie” as well as the November 14 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Truck hits, kills cyclist in Skokie.”

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