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Bicyclist dies after being hit by dump truck on Northwest Side

A bicyclist died in a crash with a dump truck in the Irving Park neighborhood Wednesday morning, the second bike death in the area in less than two weeks, according to Chicago police.

The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. at Milwaukee and Kilbourn avenues, police spokeswoman Sally Bown said.

The bicyclist, a 37-year-old woman, and the 21-year-old truck driver were both going south on Milwaukee, with the bicyclist on the right of the dump truck, according to a Chicago police media notification. When the man driving the truck turned right onto Kilbourn, the truck crashed into the bicyclist, who rolled underneath the truck, police said.

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Jim Reho already started a thread on this unfortunate death yesterday entitled...'Keeping a proper lookout'

Painted lane markings at this location are faded to the point where they are almost non-existent:

The obtuse angle of the intersection allows southbound vehicles to take this right turn at high speed, without slowing down:


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