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Man Dies Nine Days After Being Struck on a Bike in South Shore

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The 2300 block of East 70th Street in South Shore. Image: Google Street View

South Shore resident Jonathan Phillips, 47, died nine days after being struck by a driver while bicycling near his home.

On Wednesday, October 7, Phillips was riding on the 2300 block of East 70th Street, where he resides, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. After a driver struck him, he was transported to Jackson Park Hospital, where he died on Friday, October 16. An autopsy conducted the next day found the cause of Phillips’ death to be pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis as a result of blunt trauma to his right lower leg.

Police News Affairs did not have immediate information about the collision. I have made a Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of the crash report and will update this post if the police provide one.

Fatality Tracker: 2015 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 28 (11 were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 5 (two were hit-and-run crashes)

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