Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Chicago Bicyclist Killed In Collision With Double Decker Bus On Mag Mile

A Chicago bicyclist has lost their life as a result of a collision with a double decker tour bus on Michigan Avenue's famed Magnificent Mile. The fatal crash occurred at Michigan Avenue and Oak Street according to reports quoting Michelle Tannehil of the Chicago Police Department. Earlier reports indicated that the bicyclist was trapped underneath the bus.

The bus is owned by Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. This company name is affiliated with a parent company called TRT Transportation, Inc. according to an official listing with the Illinois Secretary of State. Collisions with corporate owned buses are different than those with regular passenger vehicles due to the state and federal requirements that govern the safe operation of these massive vehicles.

This is the second fatal collision with a Chicago-area bicyclist within a week. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the bicyclist, their family, and all those affected by this tragedy.

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