Cyclist Hit by Car on Cicero, Taken to Hospital
A Hometown man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by an Oak Lawn motorist Friday morning.
A Hometown man was injured in a Friday morning accident at 92nd Street and Cicero Avenue when he was hit by a car while riding his bike.
Division Chief Roger Pawlowski of the Oak Lawn Police Department said the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but didn't know how serious they were.
According to police, a 51-year-old Oak Lawn woman was at a stop sign facing west on 92nd Street, waiting to turn right. When she got a chance to turn, she hit the cyclist, a 57-year-old man from Hometown.
"She was looking at the traffic and started to move when it cleared, but didn't see the cyclist coming," Pawlowski said.
The Oak Lawn woman was cited for the failure to yield.
Pawlowski said initial reports didn't say whether the cyclist was riding in the street or on the sidewalk. Despite the lack of those details, pedestrian and cyclist safety along Cicero has been questioned in Oak Lawn.
Kaylah Lentine, Hometown girl who was struck by a pickup truck just a block away, died in May. Since then, her family has petioned the village to make safety modifications to the intersection.
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