A 48 year old man was struck and killed as he rode his bicycle across Chicago Avenue at the intersection of Lawler Avenue and Chicago Avenue in Chicago. The accident happened at 4:30 pm. The bicyclist, who was identified as Jerry Simpson, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:51 p.m.
The driver of the car, Victoria Fobbs, 26, was cited with negligent driving and failure to reduce speed.
With the nice weather there have been many more bicycle accidents in Chicago. Bicyclists need to be sure to wear their helmets to avoid traumatic head injuries.