Fatal Bicycle Accident In Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood

Bicycling accidents have often been discussed on this site, as they often lead to a range of serious if not life-threatening accident injuries.  Some bicycle accidents lead to the death of the bicyclist, either at the accident scene or afterward.

During a bicycle accident, the bicyclist can be subject to very strong and unnatural forces during the collision.  Individual Chicago area bicycle accidents are summarized in posts found under the “Bicycling Accidents” category.  Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including types of bicycle accidents as well as medical and legal considerations – can be found on the “Chicago Bicycling Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.

There was a fatal bicycle accident Wednesday (June 13, 2018) night in the West Town neighborhood.  Details on the accident are somewhat limited; the circumstances surrounding the bicycle accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

According to Chicago Police, the collision involved a bicycle and a car (a Lexus) in the 600 block of North Ogden.  At the time of the crash the Lexus was turning north onto Ogden Avenue from Erie.

The bicyclist, identified as a 41-year-old man, was declared dead after being taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, a subsequent autopsy indicated that he died from multiple injuries resulting from the accident.

An excerpt from the June 14, 2018 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “West Town crash kills bicyclist on Ogden“:

The 40-year-old man driving the Lexus was issued a citation for failure to exercise due care, police said.

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.


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