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Bike Crashes

Months after a driver killed Josh Anleu, 16, on a bike, a hit-and run motorist critically injured cyclist Ernesto Vargas, 18, one eighth of a mile away

Anleu was fatally struck on October 24, 2023 at Waveland/Long. The other bike rider was hit last Friday evening at Grace/Long.

February 28, 2024

Pickup driver fatally struck bicycle rider Allan Beyderman, 41, on bike-hostile stretch of Golf Road near Des Plaines River Trail

The lack of bike facilities on the 4-lane highway, and the driver's high-front-end pickup truck, were likely factors in the crash.

February 16, 2024

Over a month after a driver fatally struck Donald Heggemann on bike, fled, and failed DUI test, felony charges filed

Physically protected bike lanes, which are becoming more common in our city, might have prevented Heggemann's tragic death.

October 24, 2023

John Kezdy, 64, singer of The Effigies, died after bike crash with delivery van stopped in bike lane

According to police, Kezdy was biking north on Sheridan Road in Glencoe when he collided with the vehicle.

August 27, 2023

Case of driver, 92, critically injuring bike rider at Valley Line Trail/Devon intersection raises multiple issues

Are RRFB signals really a good approach for trail safety? And why does Chicago have policies that force elderly people to drive?

August 24, 2023

Officer turning left in SUV collided with oncoming teen bike rider in W. Humboldt Park

If the officer chose to make a left after their light turned red, or failed to yield to oncoming bike traffic, do they deserve some blame?

July 31, 2023