Fatal Bicycle Accident In Chicago’s Avondale Neighborhood

There was a fatal bicycle accident Friday morning (July 1, 2016) in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood.  The accident involved a woman bicyclist (later identified as Virginia Murray, 25, of Chicago) being fatally struck by a flatbed truck.

According to Chicago Police, a preliminary investigation indicates that the accident happened at approximately 9:00 a.m., as the truck and bicyclist were both traveling northbound on Sacramento.  As both the truck and bicyclist attempted to turn east onto Belmont Avenue, the truck struck – and one prominent media source indicates ran over – the bicyclist.

An excerpt from the July 1, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist fatally struck by truck in Avondale“:

The 25-year-old woman suffered head trauma and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Her name was not being released Friday morning pending notification of her family.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the July 1 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman bicyclist killed in traffic crash on Northwest Side.”


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