Bike riders hurt in Naperville accidents Wednesday morning
A Naperville woman was killed Wednesday morning after she was struck while riding her bicycle about 7:25 a.m. near Diehl Road and Freedom Drive in northeast Naperville.
The accident was one of two in which bicyclists were hurt during rush-hour incidents in the city. The other, involving a Neuqua Valley High School student, was far less serious.
Naperville Police Department spokesman Sgt. Lou Cammiso said the victim on Diehl Road, who passed away after being transported to Edward Hospital for treatment, could not be identified as of 9:45 a.m.because her relatives had not yet been notified. Details about the circumstances in the accident also remained scarce.
“The traffic unit is still trying to figure that out. It’s not something cut and dry,” said Cammiso.
The car that hit the bicyclist apparently was headed east on Diehl when the accident occurred, but the driver was not able to provide much information and independent witnesses could not be found immediately.
“He just felt like he hit somebody. He didn’t see anyone,” Cammiso said.
No tickets have yet been issued.
“Obviously that’s a possibility,” he said.
In the other accident, about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, a 14-year-old Neuqua student was hit and sustained minor injuries. He was taken to Edward Hospital as well, but had been released by about 9 a.m., according to Cammiso.
No additional details were immediately available.