Driver Fatally Strikes Bicyclist, Injures Pedestrian in North Lawndale

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The crash site. Image: Google Street View

A driver struck and killed a man on a bicycle and injured a pedestrian Sunday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood, according to the Chicago Police.

At around 11:20 p.m., the driver of a gray sedan hit the 55-year-old male bicyclist on the 1400 block of South Kostner, police said. The motorist then struck a 45-year man walking nearby.

The bike rider was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. His identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The pedestrian was taken to Mount Sinai as well. His condition has stabilized.

As of this morning, charges were pending against the driver. Major Accidents is investigating the case.

Fatality Tracker: 2015 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 29 (11 were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 7 (two were hit-and-run crashes)