Person of interest questioned after bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on Chicago's Northwest Side

A bicyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run Wednesday night in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

4 comments

Best
GiuseppeZangara
GiuseppeZangara
54 · 14 days ago · Reddit

So CPD has decided to completely stop traffic stops for shitty driving right? Driving has gotten worse and worse and I see ZERO repercussions of the dozen or so serious infractions I now see on a daily basis. I now regularly see cars blowing red lights, blowing stop signs, weaving in and out of traffic, speeding at very unsafe levels, and just generally being unaware or uncaring of their surroundings.

I know all of these existed to an extent before the pandemic, but they’ve gotten so much worse. And I never see anyone getting pulled over for it. Pedestrian, cyclist, and driving deaths are just going to keep going up and up if nothing is done.

Dunkeal
Dunkeal
22 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Jesus Christ. Entirely preventable death. I'm sure the driver will just get a citation.

Funny how if you kill someone with a knife or gun, you go to prison, but if you kill someone with your car, you get a citation

No-Movie-800
No-Movie-800
12 · 14 days ago · Reddit

We have to stop hinging our safety strategies on individual behavior. We need protected bike lanes, slower traffic patterns, and pedestrian/​cyclist survivability added to mandatory minimum crash safety test ratings. It floors me that cars keep getting bigger, heavier, and more likely to kill people but crash test ratings only measure survivability for people in vehicles instead of outside them. Also, speed cameras fucking everywhere. If you wanna drive over 35 mph on residential streets move to the middle of nowhere, I really prefer to not be almost hit by a car and then cussed out by the driver.

tooscrapps
tooscrapps
11 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Update: according to SBChi, a person of interest is in custody.

https://chi.streetsblog.org/​2022/​05/​05/​failure-to-create-safe-cycling-conditions-on-milwaukee-leads-to-second-bike-death-at-kilbourn/