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Public Safety Statement: Fatal Collision on Damen Ave.

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OCTOBER 24TH, 2023

PUBLIC SAFETY STATEMENT FROM ALDERPERSON VASQUEZ REGARDING FATAL COLLISION ON DAMEN AVE.

The 40th Ward Office was notified that a driver struck and killed a cyclist on the 5100 block of N. Damen last night at approximately 7:45pm. The driver was reportedly speeding and fled the scene before being apprehended by 20th District police. Charges may be filed against the driver pending a completed investigation.

Our office is in communication with the 20th District and CPD’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit to learn more. If you have any additional details about this case, please contact the Major Accidents Investigation Unit at 312-745-4521 and reference police report JG475667.

This is a devastating loss for our community. Everyone deserves safe streets, and our office is committed to ensuring that we do everything we can to protect bicyclists and pedestrians in our Ward. We have already been in communication with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) regarding the implementation of pedestrian and cyclist safety measures in this area and across the Ward, and will continue to follow up with them.

We will provide additional updates as we receive them in our next newsletter. In the meantime, our hearts are with everyone in our community that is affected by this loss.

Yours in Service and Community,

Signature of Andre Vasquez