A man has died following a bicycle accident that happened on September 20, 2016 in Evergreen Park. The man, Danny Carbol, 56, of Mount Greenwood, was a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant. He died from accident injuries on Monday (October 10, 2016) night.
The bicycle accident happened as Carbol was riding his bicycle home from work.
An excerpt from the October 12, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago fire lieutenant is 12th bicycle death in Cook County this year“:
A witness told police that the Jeep Grand Cherokee that hit Carbol had stopped at a four-way stop while heading east on 93rd Street, then started through the intersection, while Carbol had failed to stop at a stop sign while heading south on Central Park Avenue, according to the police report. The 33-year-old Chicago woman who was driving the Jeep told police she hadn’t seen Carbol and was in the intersection when he hit the side of her SUV.
The witness, who was in a car behind the Jeep, said “it appeared he was assuming that the (Jeep) was going to stop for him,” according to the report. Instead, the bicycle hit the side of the Jeep, Carbol flew off the bike, hit the Jeep’s hood and fell to the ground.
Another excerpt regarding the car-bicycle collision, as seen in the abc7chicago.com article of October 11, 2016 titled “Danny Carbol, Chicago Fire Department lieutenant, dies after bicycle crash“:
He collided with a vehicle and braked hard, going over the bike and hitting the vehicle head-first, Langford said. The exact time and address of the crash was not immediately known.
“Despite the best efforts to save him, the brain damage was irreversible,” Langford said.
An autopsy indicated that Carbol died of multiple injuries.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune and abc7chicago.com articles mentioned above. The dnainfo.com article of October 11, titled “Bicyclist Killed In Crash Was A Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant” also contains remembrances and funeral information.
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