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Jason Hardt was riding in the 700 block of South Independence Boulevard when he was struck.

A bicyclist died in a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning in Lawndale on the South Side.

Jason Hardt was riding a bicycle about 10:30 a.m. in the 700 block of South Independence Boulevard when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The 48-year-old was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.

The vehicle fled the scene of the crash, according to police.

There is no one in custody.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/9/14/22674576/bicyclist-dies-in-l...

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This is on a stretch of Independence Boulevard where parking-protected bike lanes were downgraded to buffered lanes in 2013, after motorists complained that they didn't like parking away from the curb.

https://t.co/fDlcK5K87I?amp=1

I  hope the local  pastors who opposed the protected lanes are praying  for  Jason.

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