Round Lake Beach police and Round Lake FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:38 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2018 to a report of a crash involving a bicycle a vehicle at Fairfield Road and Hillside Drive.
Upon arrival, police and firefighter/paramedics found a Round Lake Beach man who was riding his bicycle and had been struck by a vehicle. The man was transported with Advanced Life Support by paramedics to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was pronounced dead after further treatment in the emergency department.
Preliminary investigation by Round Lake Beach police indicates that the Round Lake Beach man was riding his bicycle westbound on Hillside Drive crossing Fairfield Road when he was struck by a 2006 Honda Pilot traveling southbound on Fairfield Road. The stretch of Fairfield Road involves two “T” intersections with Hillside Drive off to the east, and Forest Avenue off to the west. Forest Avenue and Hillside Drive are not aligned straight across. Fairfield Road has a sidewalk at the curb on both sides of the road. The Speed Limit on Fairfield Road is 40 MPH.
Authorities said the driver of the Honda Pilot, a 41-year-old man from Lake Villa, stopped and remained at the scene of the crash. There were no other injuries reported.
Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper ruled Wednesday that the 56-year-old male bicyclist died of multiple traumatic wounds due to blunt-force trauma consistent with being struck by a vehicle. Cooper said the man’s identity would likely be released Thursday November 1, 2018 after family members are notified.
The bicyclist is the second bicyclist killed in a crash with a vehicle in just over a week in the Round Lake-Round Lake Beach area. On Monday October 22, 2018 a man that was walking his bicycle and carrying groceries was killed when he was hit and killed by a vehicle on Route 83 north of Monaville Road in Round Lake.
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