Fatal Bicycle Accident At Damen Avenue And Addison Street

There was a fatal bicycle accident Monday morning (September 26, 2016) at Damen Avenue near Addison Street in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened at 7:50 a.m. as a bicyclist (initially thought to be a woman thought to be in her 30s) was riding northbound on Damen Avenue.  At that same time, a flatbed truck (slightly shorter than a semi truck) was also traveling northbound on Damen Avenue.  As the truck attempted to turn east onto Addison Street, the truck struck the bicyclist. [i.e. it appears to be a “right-hook” accident.]

The bicyclist, later identified as Anastasia Kondrasheva, 23, died at the accident scene.

The accident is being investigated by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.  There might have been witnesses given that people were nearby waiting for a bus.

As of Monday morning the truck driver has not been cited in the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Chicago bicycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 26, 2016 dnainfo.com article titled “Cyclist Killed In Crash With Truck At Damen And Addison” as well as the September 26 Fox32Chicago.com article titled “Police:  Bicyclist fatally struck by truck in North Center.”  The October 1, 2016 dnainfo.com article titled “Vigil Held For Cyclist In Fatal Crash…” contains remembrances.


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