Motorcyclist dies after wiping out, crashing into pole in Garfield Ridge

Police say Arafat Atik was ejected at least 100 feet.

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A man riding a motorcycle died after crashing July 13, 2020, in the 6300 block of South Harlem Avenue.

A man riding a motorcycle died after crashing July 13, 2020, in the 6300 block of South Harlem Avenue.

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A 44-year-old motorcyclist died after wiping out early Monday in Garfield Ridge on the Southwest Side, police said.

He lost control of his bike about 3:50 a.m. and struck a utility pole in the 6300 block of South Harlem Avenue, according to Chicago police.

The man was ejected at least 100 feet, police said. He died at the scene.

He was identified as Arafat Atik of Bridgeview, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force injuries from the crash and ruled his death an accident.

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