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Cyclist Critically Injured While Riding In Portage Park

By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 6, 2016 9:39PM

A 20-year-old male cyclist was critically injured in Portage Park on Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a moving vehicle after being doored by a parked car, police told Chicagoist.

DNAinfo reported the story earlier this afternoon and news photographer Christopher Smith tweeted images of the scene.

The cyclist was riding along 5900 West Irving Park Avenue at around 1:40 p.m. when he was hit by the door of a parked vehicle, a police spokesman told Chicagoist. He was then struck by a moving vehicle in traffic. The cyclist was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and listed in critical condition. Everyone involved in the crash stayed on the scene, according to police. One citation was issued for an open door in traffic.

According to DNAinfo's report, witnesses said the cyclist was traveling east and was dragged underneath the vehicle, reportedly a small-sized SUV, and his shoes came off during the collision.