CHICAGO — A bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit and pinned under a truck Thursday morning.
It happened at Madison and Halsted in the city’s Greektown neighborhood. The bicyclist was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Eastbound Madison is closed from Halsted to the Kennedy Expressway. Westbound Madison is closed from Des Plaines to Halsted.
So sorry to say the 39 y.o. female cyclist died. The truck driver was making a right turn (right hook). Our thoughts are with the cyclist's family and friends.
Bicyclist has been identified as Angela Park. Our thoughts are with her loved ones. Rest in peace.
Yes, trucks DO have huge blind spots. A general rule of thumb I learned years ago is that, if you are to the side or rear of a big truck, if you can't see the driver's face in the mirror, the driver probably can't see you.
Are we sure it's the same person? I found her as well but hesitated to post anything, waiting for confirmation. If it's true, she has two small daughters and is a coach. This is just the worst - we learn more about the person who was lost in this tragic crash.
I had a lengthy conversation today with Evelyn Holmes of Channel 7. She is very interested in giving more coverage to bike issues.
Thanks for confirming Meg. :-( So sad.