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Cyclist stable after being hit, dragged by car in Rolling Meadows

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  • Rolling Meadows police investigate a bike accident on Algonquin Road a few hundred feet west of Wilke Road Tuesday morning that sent a female bike rider to Northwest Community Hospital.

      Rolling Meadows police investigate a bike accident on Algonquin Road a few hundred feet west of Wilke Road Tuesday morning that sent a female bike rider to Northwest Community Hospital.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

A female bicyclist is in stable condition after being hit by a car and dragged for 20 feet on Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Rolling Meadows police and fire personnel responded to the collision around 9:20 a.m. at 2905 Algonquin Road, said Battalion Chief Jeff Moxley.

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Upon arriving, they found the woman's bike nearly entirely underneath the car, but the woman was not pinned, Moxley said.

"It looked horrible, but it wasn't quite as bad," Moxley said.

According to police, a 78-year-old man was pulling out of a business driveway to turn eastbound on Algonquin Road when he hit the cyclist who was traveling westbound on the sidewalk, said Deputy Chief Mark Hogan.

The Arlington Heights woman's bike was caught under the man's car and dragged for about 20 feet before he came to a stop.

She was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and is expected to recover. The 34-year-old woman escaped the crash with scrapes and bruises, but no broken bones, Hogan said.

The male driver of the car, also from Arlington Heights, was not injured, but he was cited with failure to yield while exiting a private driveway, Hogan said.

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