Another DZBL Death
A bicyclist was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer early Friday on Chicago’s North Side, police said.
The bicyclist, identified by a Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office spokesperson as 32-year-old Neill Townsend, was riding south on the 900 block of Wells Street just before 9 a.m. when he swerved around an open car door and was struck by the semi.
He was riding in the bike lane when a car parked near the curb opened the driver door, police said. Townsend fell beneath the truck’s wheels and died on the scene.