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Bicyclist Fatally Struck By Semi Truck On Milwaukee Avenue

There was a fatal Chicago bicycle accident Tuesday morning (August 16, 2016) in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood (some might call this the Goose Island neighborhood) in which a semi truck fatally struck a bicyclist.

According to Chicago Police, the bicycle accident happened at 8:15 a.m., as a bicyclist and semi truck were both traveling south in the 800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

At that time, the semi truck crossed into the bike lane as it was attempting to make a right-hand turn.  In doing so, the truck struck a bicyclist (i.e. a “right hook” accident) who was in the bike lane at the time.  The bike was dragged under the semi during the accident.

The bicyclist was identified as Lisa Kuivinen, 20, of Rolling Meadows.  She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was declared dead.

The truck driver was  identified as a 37-year-old man.

An excerpt from the August 16, 2016 article titled “Lisa Kuivinen, 20, fatally struck by semi in West Town crash“:

The driver was issued citations for driving in the bike lane and failure to take due care – bicyclist in the roadway.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the August 17 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Police:  semi driver veered into bike lane, killing art student.”  Remembrances as well as additional information can be found in the August 17 Daily Herald article titled “Memorial set up for Rolling Meadows bicyclist killed in Chicago.”


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