Bicyclist fatally struck by Chicago tour bus
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - A bicyclist was fatally struck by a double-decker bus in the Gold Coast neighborhood Wednesday evening.
Police confirm it was a 29-year-old man who was struck and killed in the tragic accident.
The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. The double decker tour bus appeared to be heading westbound on Oak Street when the driver struck the cyclist.
Emergency crews were forced to use special equipment to remove the man's body from under the bus. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where the 29-year-old man he was pronounced dead.
"I can't imagine a more horrible way to die than being dragged under a vehicle so huge,” said neighbor Ron Gold.
Neighbors in the area told FOX 32 the man is a bike courier and is often seen riding in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Two hours after the collision, police were still examining his yellow bike which had been pulled to the side of the crime scene.
Those that ride in this area say it can be a dangerous one, and will ride with a little more caution.
"More aware for sure of surroundings try not to cut into certain turns be more cautious,” said cyclist Vladamir Stashis.