Train no. 639 on the Union Pacific Northwest Line struck the cyclist about 6 p.m. near the Cumberland station, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.
“One of them hit the bike with the machete, in the back wheel, and that stopped me,” the bicyclist tells CBS 2’s Chris Martinez.
Rafael Ramirez, 33, hit the vehicle while riding bike near Addison Street and Central Avenue on Monday.
An off-duty Chicago police officer allegedly ran his car into a young woman riding her bicycle and later blamed her for causing the accident, the Sun-Times is reporting.
The decision by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to come down hard against Lance Armstrong could have a wide-ranging effect on other sports beyond cycling, given that drug testing efforts have been stepped up across the board.
Four youths have been charged with mugging a bicyclist on the Lakefront Path near 31st Street Wednesday night. The victim received 11 stitches to his head.
A bicyclist was seriously injured after striking a car door, then falling into the path of a CTA bus Friday afternoon in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood.