Vehicle strikes bicyclist in Niles, flees the scene: police

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in Niles Wednesday night at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Dempster Street.

The victim, a 67-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police say the bicyclist was traveling westbound on Dempster Street and was crossing Milwaukee Avenue in a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle that was turning right from westbound Dempster Street to northbound Milwaukee Avenue. The vehicle did not stop after striking the man.


The vehicle is described as a white sedan. 

The investigation is ongoing. Contact NPD Investigations Bureau at (847) 588-6570 with any information about this crash.