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Cyclist dies 5 days after being hit by car in Grand Boulevard

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car last week in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side.

Brian Nettles, 39, was riding his bike about 6:35 p.m. May 21 when he jumped a curb and was struck by a car traveling westbound in the 300 block of East 47th Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Nettles, of the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death an accident.

No citations have been issued against the 22-year-old woman driving the car, police said.

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