Two Recent Bicycle Accidents In Which Drivers Left The Accident Scene

There have been two recent bicycle accidents in which the motorist involved in the accident fled from the accident scene (i.e. the accident was a “hit & run.”)

The first accident was on Thursday (May 3, 2018) in the Portage Park neighborhood.  In that accident, at approximately 5:30 p.m. a 13-year-old boy was riding across the street in the 5700 block of West Addison when he was hit by a car.  The driver of the car left the accident scene.  The boy was seriously injured.

The car was red and may have been a late-model Chevrolet Sonic.  Those with information concerning the accident and/or the car are asked to call the Chicago Police Major Accident Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.

The second “hit & run” accident was a fatal bicycle accident late Friday (May 11, 2018) night in Barrington Hills.

An excerpt regarding the fatal bicycle accident, from the May 12, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Police search for driver who struck and killed bicyclist in Barrington Hills“:

The victim, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as 28-year-old Rafal Ryndak of Schiller Park, was thrown several feet from his bicycle and was unresponsive when first responders arrived to the crash scene after 10 p.m. on Route 59 south of Route 68, according to Barrington Hills police.

Ryndak was declared dead at the accident scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.  A subsequent autopsy listed multiple injuries as the cause of death.

The fatal bicycle accident remains under investigation by the Barrington Hills Police Department and the Major Crash Assistance Team.

Police believe that the vehicle was a dark-colored 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV or a 2007 or newer Toyota Tundra pick-up truck.

Police ask those who may have information concerning the accident and/or the driver to contact police at (847) 551-3006.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal bicycle accident can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the May 12 NBC Chicago article titled “Bicyclist Dead After Hit-And-Run Incident On Illinois Route 59.”


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