Battling drivers cause fatal Chicago bicycle accident

An apparent feud between two drivers ramming into each other resulted in a cyclist being killed in a Chicago bicycle accident on the Northwest Side when he got caught in the altercation on West Diversey, the Chicago Breaking News Center reported.

As Abels & Annes reported earlier on the firm’s Chicago Car Accident Lawyers blog, authorities had been looking for the driver of a white van, who left the vehicle and fled on foot after striking the cyclist.

Police now allege the fatal accident that killed Jepson Livingston resulted from an altercation in which two drivers were ramming into each other before the driver of the van suddenly veered into the cyclist.

The incident occurred in Logan Square on Tuesday. Livingston was on his way to fill out job applications when he was run down in the 3800 block of West Diversey.

The 32-year-old native Chicagoan was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead after half an hour after the accident.

The victim’s sister told reporters that Livingston loved the holidays and was going to fill out job applications amid the tough economy.

The Sun-Times reported that police were not treating the incident as accidental and that Grand Central Area detectives are conducting a criminal investigation, with the assistance of the police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.

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