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Bike Crashes

Update: Ernesto Vargas out of hospital; Why officers didn’t arrive at his bike crash site quickly; Officials discuss safety upgrades to Long

Vargas, 18, was struck and critically injured on 2/23/24 at Grace/Long, just 1/8 mile north of where a driver killed Josh Anleu, 16, on a bike on 10/24/23 at Waveland/Long.

February 28, 2024

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