I first learned of this case from a Sun-Times report.
Last Saturday afternoon, Thomas Travers, 59, was fatally struck by a minivan driver on a five-lane stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson Park where speeding is common. He was the fifth person to lose their life while biking on Chicago streets this year.
According to the Chicago Police Department, on Saturday, July 24, at about 4 p.m., the Travis was biking northbound on the 5300 block of North Milwaukee. The motorist, a 70-year-old man, was heading southeast on Milwaukee.
Police said the driver, his passenger, and third-party witnesses told responding officers that Travers was riding against traffic and "weaving in and out of the bike lane" when the motorist struck him.
Traverse was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, and pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
According to police, the minivan driver was not cited.