An 81-year-old bicyclist died this afternoon after he ran into an SUV as he rode on the street in the Edgebrook neighborhood, officials said.
Robert van Pelt of the 6300 block of North Hiawatha Avenue was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The accident happened on the 5100 block of West Devon Avenue at 10:40 a.m. as the man was cycling westbound in the middle of the street, said Chicago Police News Affairs officer Veejay Zala.
The bicyclist hit a Toyota 4-Runner SUV and was critically injured as he side-swiped the SUV, and taken to Lutheran General where he was later pronounced, said Zala.
No citations are expected in the incident, Zala said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun