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Bicyclist dead in Skokie semi-truck accident

A man riding a bicycle was recently killed in an accident after he was struck by a semi-truck in Skokie village, an article of Chicago Tribune reported on November 16.

Reports coming from Skokie police officer Eric Swaback said the accident happened at around 5:00 p.m. on November 13 near McCormick Boulevard. James Hinton, 43, was reportedly riding in the eastbound lane on Howard Street when he was hit from behind by a semi-truck in the same lane. Hinton later succumbed to his injuries after he was taken to a hospital in Evanston, police said. He was pronounced dead at 5:42 that evening.

The truck driver, whose name has not yet been released, remained at the crash scene and cooperated with responding police. Charges or citations were not filed and authorities continue to work to figure out the cause of the accident. At this point it is believed that no drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.