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Please tell me the young lady is OK?! from what i heard was that a city truck ran the stop sighn and hit the young lady. this is right in front of the wild goose. thoughts and prayers are with her!

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I passed the site about 5 and the bike and truck are still there, police taped off. I hope she's ok.
My husband passed this while running, around 5:30.  Police, taped off, crushed bike by a stop sign and a big city (sanitation?) truck.  I hope to goodness that the person on the bike is not seriously injured.
Is that why it was taped off on that corner? I passed it around 5pm and the police still had it taped off- I was heading home so I really didn't take a close look at why it was taped off like that. My thoughts and prayers are with whoever was on the bike. I checked the breaking local news and can't seem to find anything about it, though. 


According to this article the lady ran the stop sign, and she's in critical condition :(

Looked pretty gruesome when I came across it just before the ambulance arrived. Gigantic streets and sanitation snow plow truck looked like the front tires actually went over the abdomen of the biker. Was blood everywhere. Looks like the bike was headed south on Lincoln and blew the stop sign at Cullom for a turn east on Cullom. The impact was definitely north of the intersection. So bike was taking a chance. Hope she is ok. But not sure how she could be based on what I saw.
Yikes. I live very close to that intersection and in fact crossed it on Cullom going east today at around 5 PM but I did not notice anything. However it happened, that intersection, and the nearby Cullom/Damen intersection, are not stop signs you want to blow, even if they are 4-way stops.
They only added the stop sign on Lincoln a few years ago, and that was before a pedestrian was killed near that intersection last year. That's a pretty tame intersection compared to others, and yet there have been several serious incidents there.

Sorry you had to witness it Paul- thanks for the report.

I'd be interested to know whether you're quoting the linked news story in regard to the cyclist "blowing" the stop sign or if there's some first hand knowledge you have to corroborate that report.

Paul Bracht said:

 Looks like the bike was headed south on Lincoln and blew the stop sign at Cullom for a turn east on Cullom.

There was another crash today.

Woman riding northbound Halsted at Taylor. Right-hooked by truck driver (not sure if pickup or other). Share The Road ambassador told me that her head was fine but her leg seemed crushed. 

That's a terrible intersection, with many cyclists on Lincoln not even slowing for the stop sign (or doing a very bad job of timing to go with a car on its turn) and drivers often not looking at all for cross traffic--whether pedestrian, cycle or other cars--while rolling thru the stop. I have been part of several near misses when on Cullom and have witnessed many more. The curbcut for the Jewel parking lot just south of the intersection makes things even worse, as cars entering and exiting that parking lot are often somewhat careless.
Just heard this accident mentioned on the ABC News Chicago. The 24 y.o. woman is still in "serious condition."

A third of the drivers I see on the road are either playing with or talking on thier smart phones. I have had some close encounter with those.


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