Man dies four months after crash near Palos Hills

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A man died Tuesday, more than four months after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in southwest suburban Palos Hills.

Gary Bozak, 55, was bicycling northbound on Kean Avenue near 95th Street about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2014, when a northbound vehicle struck him from behind, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver told police she could not see clearly because of the rain, and because of lights from a southbound vehicle, police said. She was issued two traffic citations.

Bozak died Sunday at Chicago Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Chicago Ridge, according to medical examiner’s office records.

An autopsy Monday found that Bozak died of closed head injuries from the collision, the medical examiner’s office said. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was listed as a secondary factor, and his death was ruled an accident.

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