Fatal Park Ridge Bicycle Accident As Bicyclist Was On Prospect Avenue

A Park Ridge fatal bicycle accident occurred Thursday (October 7, 2021) night.  This Park Ridge bicycle accident occurred at the six corners intersection in the Uptown area.

Details regarding this bicycle accident appear to be limited.  The reason for the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.  The accident remains under investigation.

An excerpt regarding this incident, from the October 8, 2021 Park Ridge Herald-Advocate titled “Collision with car kills bicyclist, 30, in Park Ridge“:

According to preliminary information, Timothy Hackett, 30, of the 1700 block of South Courtland Avenue, was riding north on Prospect Avenue through the six corners intersection shortly before 11:30 p.m. when he was struck by a Dodge Charger that was headed eastbound on Touhy Avenue, police said.

Hackett was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

According to police, the driver of the Charger, who was identified as a 54-year-old man from Chicago, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. No tickets had been issued and no arrest was made immediately following the crash, according to information from police.

The accident remains under investigation by the Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Bicycle accidents continue to occur throughout the Chicago area.  There are many reasons why bicycle accidents can occur.  Some of the common types of bicycle crashes are discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” page.

Among the risks to bicyclists is if a vehicle runs through a red light.  Fatal accidents that occur due to a driver running a red light have recently hit record high levels.  If a driver fails to stop at a red light, all road users at or near the intersection can be put in jeopardy.

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