A 61 year old man was riding his bicycle in Ford Heights near Chicago when he was hit by a driver and left at the side of the rode. The bicycle rider was taken to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights and then airlifted to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn where he died, Park Forest news reported. Police gathered evidence at the scene indicating the hit and run vehicle was a 1996 to 2002 Chevy Van.
IDOT has recorded more than 3,810 Illinois bicycle accidents in 2009. In these bicycle accidents, 27 people were fatally injured.