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Two Injured After Cyclist Collides With Woman On The 606 Trail

By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Oct 3, 2017 5:17PM

606 Trail in Bucktown (Photo by BER Photos 76 via the Chicagoist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

A cyclist collided with a woman walking on The 606 Trail last night in Bucktown, leaving two injured, according to officials.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told Chicagoist that officials treated and transported a bleeding man and an unconscious woman on the trail last night. Other details about the collision and its victims are spotty, and it's not clear if the man injured was the cyclist or another pedestrian.

Police told DNAinfo that a woman was knocked unconscious by a cyclist on The 606 in Bucktown around 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses said the crash happened on the path at the sculpture near the Damen exit.

Mike, a cyclist who regularly rides The 606, rode by the aftermath of the crash after first responders were on the scene. He said that even as a cyclist, he believes there are too many reckless cyclists on the trail. He told Chicagoist, "I don't know what caused it, but The 606 has been just a mess with kids on fixed gear bikes, no brakes, and they ride really, really recklessly, back and fourth."

He said he was nearly hit by a cyclist while he was riding on the trail last night, and he advocates for more responsible cycling. He added, "Really cyclist, runner, rollerblader, walker, we all need to look out for each other."