There was a fatal bicycle accident Thursday night (September 4, 2014) in the Bridgeport neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
According to Chicago Police, the bicycling accident happened at approximately 11:00 p.m., as the bicyclist was riding westbound through the 700 block of West 33rd Street. At that point he failed to stop at a red light, and was struck by a Jeep Wrangler that was heading south.
The bicyclist was identified as Jacob Bass, 20, of Chicago. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to Chicago Police, the driver of the car was ticketed for not having a valid license.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 5, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Car Thursday Night in Bridgeport” as well as the September 5 CBS Chicago article titled “Bicyclist Dies After Crashing Into Jeep In Bridgeport.”
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