Cyclist Fatally Struck By Flatbed Truck In Roscoe Village

By Mae Rice in News on Sep 26, 2016 3:18PM

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The Damen and Addison intersection (Google Maps)

Update, 9/27:
The cyclist has been identified as 23-year-old Anastasia Kondrasheva, of the 3600 block of W Shakespeare Ave., in Logan Square, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

The driver who struck Kondrasheva was cited for failure to take due care of a bicyclist in the roadway, according to a police spokesperson.

Original:
A female cyclist was fatally struck by a flatbed truck on Monday morning in Roscoe Village, according to police. The crash occurred at 7:50 a.m. in the 1900 block of West Addison St., and appears to have been a right-hook collision.

The driver of the “small flatbed truck,” headed north on Damen Ave., was making a right turn onto Addison and hit the cyclist, also headed north on Damen Ave., police told Chicagoist. They believe the cyclist was in her 30s.

The truck driver remained on the scene, and the Chicago Police Department's Major Accident Unit is investigating.

Virginia Murray, 25, was killed in a similar right-hook crash in July; and 20-year-old Lisa Kuivinen was struck and killed by a semi truck in August in what appears to have been a similar circumstance.

Last week saw two serious bike injuries and two fatalities in the Chicagoland area. Eighteen-year-old Northwestern University student Chuyuan Qiu was fatally struck by a cement truck on Thursday in Evanston; and 60-year-old Chicago man Wlodzimierz Woroniecki died after he was hit by a motorcycle in Franklin Park.