CHICAGO — A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant has become the seventh person in the city to die after a bicycle accident.
A fire department spokesman says 56-year-old Lt. Danny Carbol was biking home from his shift at a firehouse on Sept. 20, when an auto struck him. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died late Monday.
An autopsy Tuesday determined Carbol died of multiple injuries.
The Chicago Department of Transportation reports five others have died this year from collisions with vehicles. One person was killed when the bike he was riding was struck by a train.
Authorities say Chicago, which is constantly adding to its miles of bicycle lanes, usually sees about six bicycling deaths a year.