Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bicyclist Killed In Crash With Semi-Truck Near North Shore Channel Trail

Eastbound Howard St. at McCormick Blvd. Near North Shore Trail
An Evanston bicyclist was killed near the North Shore Channel Trail in Skokie during rush hour on Friday evening. According to news reports, James C. Hinton of Evanston was riding his bicycle around 5:00 p.m. Hinton was riding eastbound on Howard Street at its intersection with McCormick Boulevard when he was struck by a semi-truck. McCormick Boulevard runs immediately adjacent and parallel to the North Shore Channel Trail at this location. The trail is to the immediate east of McCormick Boulevard.

No further details have been released in the media. The Chicago Tribune quoted a Skokie police officer as saying that both the bicycle and the semi-truck were traveling eastbound at the time of the crash. As of yet, no citations have been issued to any person involved in the crash. Skokie police continue to investigate the crash with the assistance of the North Regional Task Force Major Crash Assistance Team. Major Crash investigation units routinely investigate fatal crashes such as this where there are major injuries or death as the result of a crash. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of James C. Hinton and all those affected by this crash.

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