Bicyclist killed, pedestrian injured in North Lawndale crash

SHARE Bicyclist killed, pedestrian injured in North Lawndale crash
SHARE Bicyclist killed, pedestrian injured in North Lawndale crash

A bicyclist was killed and a pedestrian injured late Sunday when both were struck by a vehicle in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Robert Blount, 55,was riding a bicycle when he was struck by the vehicle about 11:20 p.m. near South Kostner Avenue and West 14th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The vehicle then hit a 45-year-old man walking nearby.

Blount, of the 800 block of North Hamlin, was takento Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The pedestrian was also taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The driver was cited for driving without insurance and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said.

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