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Boy Riding Bike Near Home Killed by Van

A 10-year old boy was struck and killed by an automobile close to his home in unincorporated Cook County. The boy was riding a bicycle and was crossing a four-lane road with a median when he was hit by the car. He was not crossing at an intersection or crossing. The boy made it across the northbound lanes, but once he went to the southbound lanes there was a semi-truck and a van quickly approaching. The truck driver hit his brakes and avoided the boy, but the driver of the van couldn’t see the boy and struck him. The drivers of both vehicles immediately stopped and called 911. The boy was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Toxicology tests were administered to the driver of the van but results won’t be available for days and no citations were issued. To read the full story, click here.