NEAR WEST SIDE — A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after a driver hit him while he rode a Divvy bike on the Near West Side, police said.
At 7:50 a.m., the man was riding a bike on Damen Avenue when a driver hit him near the 2000 block of West Warren Boulevard, said police spokeswoman Sally Bown.
The driver was passing a yellow light and was unable to stop because the road was wet, Bown said.
The 28-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Bown said.
It’s unclear whether the driver was cited in the crash.
A spokesperson from Chicago Department of Transportation confirmed Thursday the man was riding a Divvy at the time.
“We are heartbroken to have learned that a Divvy bike rider was the victim in a fatal crash yesterday morning. CDOT and Divvy extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim,” the spokesman said in a statement.
“The safety of everyone using the public way in Chicago is our top priority. We are working with Chicago Police to obtain details of the crash.”
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