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A 55-year-old woman needed surgery for a head injury after a Monday morning accident in the 600 block of Church Street, police report.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo
An Evanston bicyclist is in critical condition with a head injury after she collided with a motorcycle Monday morning, according to police.

The bicyclist, a 55-year-old Evanston woman, was traveling eastbound in the bike lane along Church Street, when she crossed into the path of the motorcycle, also traveling eastbound, at about 9 a.m. Monday, June 30, in the 600 block of Church Street, between Orrington and Chicago Avenues, according to an Evanston Police news release.

The bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken by paramedics to Evanston Hospital with serious injuries, including a head injury that required surgery, the release stated. The motorcyclist, a 27-year-old Chicago man, was not hurt, the release added.

Police said a witness saw the bicyclist cross Church Street, and the motorcyclist was not cited after a preliminary investigation.
Jackson July 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM
I am sorry to hear of her accident but until bicycle safety rules of the road are enforced expect more tragic accidents. Start with stopping at stop signs and red lights. I have had more than one close encounter.i hope she recovers quickly and was following the rules of the road.
David Lindgren July 01, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Not exactly fair to expound after this poor woman is fighting for her life in critiquing bikers for no following the rules . AND something needs to be formally done to enlighten bikers re wearing helmets and not taking advantage of stop signs and lights. I am a biker but it is becoming a huge problem that will cause increased conflict between car drivers and bikers. To actually see the damage that was caused to this woman's body from the crash was indeed sobering.
David Lindgren July 01, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Thank you, I am so sorry!
Jackson July 02, 2014 at 10:15 AM
So David when is it fair to expound ? Do we formally wait for someone to enforce the rules or should we until we have another tragic accident? Don't be so self rightous!

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