For the third time in six months, a driver struck a bicyclist in Prospect Heights and took off.
In the latest incident a 28-year-old man was riding northbound on Vanderbilt Avenue when a car traveling the opposite direction struck him while turning onto Pacific Street, according to a police report.
After hitting the man, the driver drove away. The report did not say whether the rider was injured. The accident took place on Monday, June 18, at 8:25 a.m.
The intersection where the accident took place has a lot of multi-directional traffic. It is at the mouth of construction on for the . It is also a block away from busy Atlantic Avenue.
On May 16, a 24-year-old biker was riding on St. Johns Place near Plaza Street East at about 3:15 p.m. when , causing cuts and bruises to the man’s left leg, both arms and his left side. The bicyclist was evaluated by EMS but declined to go to the hospital, according to a police report.
And on Dec. 5 at about 6 p.m., a 34-year-old woman riding a bicycle with on Vanderbilt Avenue as they crossed Park Place, according to a police report. Neither mother or toddler were hurt.