Wheeling cyclist walks away from crash with car

A cyclist was able to walk away from a collision with a car Saturday morning in Wheeling, a welcome shift after a summer of fatal bike-vehicle crashes in the suburbs.

A man on a bike was hit by a car at about 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Dundee Road and Northgate Parkway, authorities said.

The cyclist was transported to hospital but was ambulatory and his injuries did not appear life-threatening, Wheeling police said.

Officials said the crash was still under investigation.

On July 29, a 4-year-old Chicago boy struck and killed by a semi in an unincorporated area near Elk Grove Village after getting too close to Oakton Street while riding a bike in a driveway.

On June 27, a 50-year-old North Aurora man died after a car struck him near a Batavia forest preserve.

On May 14, a 46-year-old Elk Grove Village woman died after a car crashed into her bike while she was crossing Higgins Road at Busse Woods Forest Preserve near Schaumburg.

On May 2, a 34-year-old Lindenhurst woman cyclist died after being hit by a car near Lake Villa.

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