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Today’s Crash, Nick Fox’s Passing Bring 2016 Chicago Bike Death Toll to Six

...for more than 20 years, was struck by two freight trains on railroad tracks near 60th Street and Narragansett Avenue while biking home from a church carnival. Fox, 52, suffered a broken pelvis, hand, ankle...

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This morning at 9:30, police had blocked off Addison at Damen following the fatal bike/truck crash. Photo: John Greenfield

...and flatbed truck driver Cosmin Radu, 28, were both stopped at a red light on Sacramento Avenue south of Belmont Avenue. When the light changed, Radu turned right, running over Murray...

    Streetsblog Chicago
    Tragically, last week's epidemic of bike fatalities and serious injury crashes in the Chicago region, has continued into this week. This morning a young woman was fatally struck by a flatbed truck driver in Roscoe Village.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

  • BTD, while I do see it happen where a cyclist does what you say, more often the "right hook" is due to a vehicle carelessly overtaking a cyclist and turning in front of them. They fail to properly judge the distance and fail to recognize that they slow considerably in...

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    BTD, while I do see it happen where a cyclist does what you say, more often the "right hook" is due to a vehicle carelessly overtaking a cyclist and turning in front of them. They fail to properly judge the distance and fail to recognize that they slow considerably in order to make their turn. Add to this that vehicles usually don't signal (or if they do it's in the middle of the turn which is almost more insulting) and it's an incredibly dangerous situation for cyclists. The shared arrow means you share the lane and that means you treat the cyclist as you would a car in a lane. If I'm driving and approaching my turn, I don't pass a car first. I wait behind. Most drivers wouldn't take those actions around a vehicle either

  • a bicycle can easily be in the blind spot of a car or truck. Very sad to lose a life. Please be aware of traffic and keep out of the way of turning vehicles who may not know the bicyclist is next to them. We all need to be more aware driving any vehicle.

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Beloved Garfield Ridge Pizza Man Dies 3 Months After 2 Trains Hit Him

The accident happened June 26 at 60th and Narragansett, according to Chicago Police.

If you’ve ever walked into Obbie’s Pizza at 6654 W. Archer Ave. to pick up an order, you’ve probably seen Fox planting pieces of sausage into a sauced-up circle of dough before sliding it into the oven.

A wake will be held Wednesday at Central Chapel, 6158 S. Central Ave., from 3-9 p.m. Fox's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Jane, 5201 S. McVicker Ave.

A wake will be held Wednesday at Central Chapel, 6158 S. Central Ave., from 3-9 p.m. Fox's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Jane, 5201 S. McVicker Ave.

    Beloved Garfield Ridge Pizza Man Dies 3 Months After 2 Trains Hit Him
    GARFIELD RIDGE - Nick Fox, a beloved pizza maker hit by a pair of trains in June, has passed away. Fox, who worked at Obbie's Pizza for more than two decades, died at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at Kindred Hospital in Northlake, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Updated 31 hours ago

Man Dies 3 Months After Being Struck By Trains In Garfield Ridge

About 9:30 p.m. June 26, Fox rode his bike around warning signals and onto the tracks on South Narragansett Avenue near West 59th Street and was struck by an eastbound BNSF train, authorities said. The eastbound train then pushed him into a westbound train.

Fox, of the 5600 block of West 63rd Street, was initially taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after the crash and was later transferred to Kindred Hospital, authorities said. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

According to a GoFundMe account set up to raise money for Fox’s recovery, he worked at Obbie’s Pizza in the 6600 block of West Archer Avenue. He was riding his bicycle back from the St. Daniel’s carnival when he was struck by the train, according to the page.

    Man Dies 3 Months After Being Struck By Trains In Garfield Ridge
    (CBS) - A man has died three months after he was struck by two trains while riding his bicycle in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Nicholas Fox, 53, was pronounced dead at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at Kindred Hospital in Northlake, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • srapach GR civic member

    That's terrible news, I was hoping he'd be back at the window making the best pizza in the area. My condolences to those that shared his life. RIP Mr. Fox.

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Updated 34 hours ago

  • M63

    If u read all the violations, it has been that way for decades.... Looks like the city wants to make it impossible for someone to buy the business and keep it going

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Man dies 3 months after being struck by 2 trains in Garfield Park

About 9:30 p.m. June 26, Fox rode his bike around warning signals and onto the tracks on South Narragansett Avenue near West 59th Street and was struck by an eastbound BNSF train, authorities said. The eastbound train then pushed him into a westbound train.

Fox, of the 5600 block of West 63rd Street, was initially taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after the crash and was later transferred to Kindred Hospital, authorities said. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

According to a GoFundMe account set up to raise money for Fox’s recovery, he worked at Obbie’s Pizza in the 6600 block of West Archer Avenue. He was riding his bicycle back from the St. Daniel’s carnival when he was struck by the train, according to the page.

    Man dies 3 months after being struck by 2 trains in Garfield Park
    A man has died three months after he was struck by two trains while riding his bicycle in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Nicholas Fox, 53, was pronounced dead at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at Kindred Hospital in Northlake, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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