Hickory Hills Bicyclist Killed In Bridgeview Wreck

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (STMW) — A 31-year-old man died early Thursday after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle in southwest suburban Bridgeview.

The vehicle struck Roger T. Havlik at 2:21 a.m. in the 7300 block of West 95th Street, according to a release from Bridgeview police.

Havlik, of 9547 78th Crt. in Hickory Hills, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:59 a.m., according to Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday determined Havlik died of multiple injuries from the crash, which was ruled an accident by the medical examiner’s office.

The driver, who stayed at the scene, was not cited, according to the release.

The South Suburban Major Accident Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Gary O

    GODSPEED,,, Roger

  • Michael Kuecker

    Roger will be missed. :( Are there no further details?

  • B

    accident? Why didn’t they do anything to this person who hit him? That’s an insult, sickening, maddening! Shame on the police! I understand accidents do happen, but come on, a young man lost his life and nothing is done? I pray for the family for peace. I also wish lifelong guilt and anguish for the person who KILLED him! Murderer!

    • AG

      I must say there’s a lot details missing but i put in mind two important words or letters one the time the other street. I must say this what was he doing at 2 am on a bicycle on a more of a freeway than street. And as i know more about this accident than the article i ask myself if this person was commuting suicide cause i past by this steer to check it out and there’s no BICYCLE line and there’s a road sing of 45MPH. HE WAS STRUCK NOT ON THE RIGHT SIDE BUT THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. What was he thinking? We may never know but what i stand clear it’s that was an accident or suixide by the cyclist. Only he may know and may rest in peace as for the driver i say thanks for stoping and do the right thing to call cops and not run away. Pray for him for the lord his soul to keep and move on as time continues and don’t forget accidents happen and some times we just at the wrong time at the wrong place. And as for the writer plz investigate more before printing something cause there’s a lot ignorant people out in this world that may say things that can hurt without knowing the truth. As for me peace and love truthly me

  • Jeff Markus

    Until the authorities start holding those responsible for bike /auto crashes accountable we shall continue to bury cyclists in numbers that resemble the casualties of war.
    If the cyclist was not riding in a responsible and legal manner then make the citations and if the auto was at fault charge them. We must start educating ALL road users that there are rules to be followed and precautions to be taken to protect life and limb. Our roads must not remain the bloodbaths of the ancient Roman Colesiums…we must have safe transportation for ALL road users, intended, invited and all.
    The Chicagoan

  • bb

    its sad that theres only one story told and people jump to conclutions, not the street that the accident took place was a street that is not made for bicyclist, it has no lane for them and the speed limit is at 45 mph it also has a merge lane that cars form the 290 may enter

  • Amber

    I concur 95th street and Harlem is not made for Bicyclist. Bicyclist should be aware that’s committing SUICIDE entering a 45 MPH ROAD. Wondering what side was he riding on??? Was he wearing the required reflectors ??? Was he obeying the rules??? I know that intersection that is why there are so many questions asked. GOOGLE THAT INTERSECTION AND ASK YOUR SELF WOULD YOU RISK YOUR LIFE ON THAT ROAD!!!

  • -D-

    Bicyclists open your friggin eyes and you minds. I’m a Motorcycle rider and there are certain protective articles provided that may or may not be worn. Bicycles are a mode of transportation just as anyother and when you use that mode you take your own life in your hands. It was 2:20 in the morning yes we as cyclist need to watch out as well and need to ensure that there are clear outs to take. So before you start opening your mouth placing blame on people you need to find out all the details. I think the biggest thing we should all look at is that the motorist did not flee the scene. A lot of motorist at fault would have ran this one stayed and faced the music. So again open you minds and learn what happened before opening your mouth. And yes Roger will be missed

    • B

      Oh come on, why don’t you blame the town or the county for not putting in sidewalks, such an easy task would have saved him. I would like to know where you got your info from dude?

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