Police, firefighters and paramedics from Elk Grove Village responded about 9:24 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2022 to a report of an injured bicyclist at Busse Road and Louis Avenue in Elk Grove Village.
The first fire crew on arrival reported the victim was dead at the scene. The victim was located on Louis Avenue just west of Busse Road.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the bicyclist died of multiple injuries after a motor vehicle struck the bicyclist. The victim was only described as a male/white, age 48, and a resident of Chicago. The victim’s identity release is pending notification of family.
No driver remained at the scene claiming to be involved in the crash. Initially, no description of the hit-and-run driver or the hit-and-run driver’s vehicle was provided by the Elk Grove Village Police Department. Weather conditions were clear with no precipitation, but the crash apparently occurred in the dark — well after sunset.
The fatal crash is under investigation by the Elk Grove Village Police Department Traffic Investigators and the Major Case Assistance Team — Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction unit (MCAT-STAR).
Louis Avenue and Busse Road is a T-Intersection where Louis Avenue continues west from Busse Road. The intersection is located between Higgins Road and Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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