Cyclist gets hit by a car and dragged 400 feet

MELROSE PARK, IL – Tuesday morning brought tragedy to Melrose Park when a bicyclist was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident near Gottlieb Hospital, according to local police. The vehicle involved in the crash reportedly dragged the victim around 400 feet before fleeing the scene. The authorities are now in the process of searching for the suspect, with few leads available so far.

Maciej Wojtasik, a local resident who frequently bikes in the same area, noted how accidents could easily occur due to reckless drivers. He stated, “Completely ignoring the stop signs, ignoring the stop lights, not looking out for cyclists… You’re constantly having to be on the absolute highest alert.”

The hit-and-run t incident occurred at around 5 a.m. along a bike trail in front of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Police identified the victim as a man in his forties who was left at the scene following the crash.

Andrew Mack, a spokesperson for the Village of Melrose Park, commented on the tragic incident, stating, “Nobody deserves to die on the streets like that.”

However, efforts to locate the hit-and-run vehicle have proven challenging for detectives, as surveillance cameras from nearby areas failed to capture the fatal collision. Police are now urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information about the suspected vehicle to come forward. To provide details about the crash, individuals are asked to contact Melrose Park police.