Palatine Police Department assisted Arlington Heights Police late Wednesday night and early Thursday to close the intersection of Palatine Road and Kennicott for a prolonged period during an accident investigation. A 50-year-old Arlington Heights male cyclist was struck by a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero XL as he rode his bike southbound on Kennicott — disobeying a red light at Kennicott at about 10:30 p.m. The Montero — an SUV — was eastbound driven by a 29-year-old woman.
The cyclist suffered a head injury and injuries to both legs. The traffic was diverted around the intersection until about 2:30 a.m. during investigation.