Bicyclist seriously injured in Niles hit-and-run crash: police

Police described vehicle involved in Niles crash as white sedan

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Bicyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run: Niles police
A Niles hit-and-run crash near Milwaukee and Dempster seriously injured a bicyclist, police say.

NILES, Ill. (WLS) -- A bicyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday night in the north suburbs, police said.

The 67-year-old man was in the area of Milwaukee Avenue and Dempster Street in Niles just after 7:50 p.m. when a vehicle hit him, police said.

After preliminary investigation, police determined he was crossing Milwaukee, traveling west, in a crosswalk, when a vehicle turning right from westbound Dempster to northbound Milwaukee hit him.

The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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The vehicle involved did not stop, and is described as a white sedan.

Northbound Milwaukee and westbound Dempster were closed for nearly three hours, while police investigated.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Niles Police Investigations Bureau at (847) 588-6570.